Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by fraser hocks » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:57 pm

Wilki wrote:Funny Fraser, my brother wondered who would get a word in edge ways between you and Dore :lol:
yea if me and Dore are in a car on a way to a fishing spot, NO ONE gets a word in! Particularly since we are both excited as we will be fishing shortly.


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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by Wilki » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:32 pm

So to continue from the rod build, I wanted something a little different to keep my boo rod in while it travels from home to the wee streams it's destined to fish. I got some timber slats from a supplier back working at ITM, some Indonesian hardwood with pin hole wood worm marks. I got my Brother in-law to machine the timber into beveled slats to form a hexagonal wooden rod tube.

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All glued up...

Once dried, I sanded it down then oiled it with a darker tint stain to highlight the grain and imperfection contrasts...
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So next step is to glue and fix some hardwood ply to the ends to ends to seal the tube, sand flush and stain to match the tube... once all complete I will then cut the complete tube about an inch and a half from one end to fit a wee brass hinge and magnet.



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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by J D » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:15 pm

That is just too freaking cool!


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Re: Wilkis Bamboo Build (contd)...

Post by fraser hocks » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:34 pm

Very nice Mike! Adding an extra touch of class to cane mate! ;)


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