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    Something a little different ito stacking bamboo .....

    The spacer is just dry fitted and totally uncoated at this stage. Some oils tonight and in 3 days she will be ready to go on a CFR Electro Orange 7three3 glass rod ...
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    I hope this leads you in the direction of eventualy building split cane rods - nicely done Mario !

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig furness View Post
    I hope this leads you in the direction of eventualy building split cane rods - nicely done Mario !
    Thanks Craig. I've done some bamboo rods, but the calling is just not there yet at this stage. And I don't want to do something for the sake of just doing it. One day it will call ... And maybe I'll be ready to answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Something a little different ito stacking bamboo .....

    The spacer is just dry fitted and totally uncoated at this stage. Some oils tonight and in 3 days she will be ready to go on a CFR Electro Orange 7three3 glass rod ...
    Very nice.
    Mike McKeown

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    Thanks Mike, appreciate

    I'm playing with the idea of stacking some at 90 to the other - say about 25mm "blocks". Wonder how the fibers would hold up while turning though???
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catman View Post
    Mario, could you use a router and a Bullnose router bit & do 2 passes, that would give you a round dowel, then load into lathe for finishing?

    Alex
    I could, but a Bullnose bit is over R1000 this side of the water, and it did not take too long to get it round on the lathe.
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    How about a lovely matching grip with the bamboo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    How about a lovely matching grip with the bamboo?
    I'm actually thinking about it Korrie - I just have to consider weight. This stuff is quite dense and heavy. Possible option is a 15mm cork core with the bamboo around it. I'll start playing with it next week - I have 3 days to give it a go
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    Awesome Mario, I like it.

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    That is lovely...now do one with Hardekool MG!
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