I've been thinking about increasing the depth of my splines to allow for some material removal during sanding and wonder what you folks have been doing. I've been reducing the spline depths by 0.001" to allow for the glue as recommended in Cane Rods Tips and Tapers by Ray Gould but I often find that the section winds up slightly smaller at each station when I'm done with final sanding. On my latest rod I checked the section depth at each station before gluing. I use Epon and clean the section by lightly scraping (no bamboo removal) about 36 hours after gluing and then rebind and heat set so not much sanding is required. Usually I'll take 3 strokes on each face with 220, 320 and lately 600 and there was a noticeable reduction in the depths at the stations and wonder if anyone has any advice as to how much to allow initially. Certainly the 0.001" glue allowances are going away.