Those other tools and supplies.
list of tools that you may not have thought of.
--yet one more binder.
--a sander that
always stay level with your work surface.
--a turning tool.
-A design for
-A way to get the
in the form.
-Two ways to make
-Thought on the sole
(soul) of a block plane.
-How to judge
-How to fix
some of the problems
-One way to set what you want when grinding
-One way to sharpen
-Some ways to judge
Tip and Tricks
great deal of information available to today's bamboo
rod builder. There are many good books on building
bamboo fly rods. They're instructive and
inclusive. They'll tell you everything, step by
step. The Internet also has excellent
material for a beginning rod builder.
there are a few things that are left to you. For
example, if you come across a Stanley 9½ block
plane at a garage sale or a flea market, how do you
know if you should spent the money on it or pass it
up? How can you compare two tapers without
casting the rods or using a lot of math? Do you
really need a lathe? How do you set the angle
you want to grind when you start sharpening a plane
blade? Everyone's heard of metal and of wood
planing forms, but what about composite forms?
How DO you get that V grove in your forms.
There are more
questions than any one (or even a hosts of
authors) can answer. (And more ways to do
something than one person likes.) These are a
few of my questions and the answers I came up
with. Most of my answers are adaptations
of someone else's work. I've tried to
refer to the original creator when I could. If
I've left anyone out, I hope you'll forgive me.
Books that have helped me.
Bamboo rod Restoration
Centennial Publications c.1994
Best of the planing Form
Various, Alder Creek Enterprises c.1997
Constructing Cane Rods Ray
Gould, Frank Amato Publications, Inc. c.1998
Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods
Wayne Cattanach, The
Lyons Press c.2000
The Lovely Reed John
Howell, Pruett Publishing Company c.1998
McClane's Standard Fishing
Encyclopedia A. J. McClane, Hold, Rinehart
and Winston c.1965
The Complete Book of
Sportfishing Various, AB Nordbok
The Technology of Fly Rods
Don Phillips, Frank Amato Publications, Inc. c.2000