Tools you'll need to build a bamboo rod.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:38 PM
Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:42 PM
Chris, might I be so bold as to add:
String Binder (either hand binding or contraption based). Folks see here for examples Binders
Wow! Very impressive tools. I guess this is what you use to bind the split bamboo parts together? Is it possible to bind them together without one of these setups? I'd love to get into building bamboo rods though I'm sure there's a long learning curve. I've felt a few in my hand before and there's nothing like the feel of a well made bamboo flyrod.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:24 PM
Credit River Cane Rods
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Ken Paterson, Streetsville, Ontario
Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:34 PM
Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:25 PM
There is a company called Harbor Freight Tools that will have dial indicators and stands for them that you can obtain very reasonably. You can buy two and have a spare. I am sure they have a store in San Diego and I am certain you will find a clerk there that speaks Spanish as well to help with the communications about the tool.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:41 PM
Harbor freight would be my recommendation. If you need all three bits (dial, 60 degree point, and base) then Harbor Freight might not work. You might have to find a specialty/machine shop supplier such as MSC. Golden Witch and bellinger sell rod building tools. If shipping is problematic, you could have them ship to a flyshop an hold until you pick up.
Bamboo blanks, rods, & components
Check out my building apps and youtube channel
Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:51 PM
Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:57 PM
Try this place,
They are in San Diego. You're better off buying from San Diego rather than San Fran. Due to tax rate it will be cheaper from SD. Also, if you're in SD for a few days you should check out their landings. Some very good tuna action in the fall. Sept-Dec. Yellowfin, bluefin, yellowtail, dorado..... Lot's of nice saltwater action.
Also, I would not do Harbor Freight. I am not fond of their products. in my opinion you're better off not buying from them. Experience. Their products aren't that good and break down easily. Headache. No pun to Kevins recommendation. But being a contractor I've bought tools from them a couple of times and have been very disappointed in the quality both times.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:23 PM
In this case, I would agree to check out MSC. They have a wide variety of dial indicators and accessories so you should be able to get everything you need with one stop. That would not be possible at Harbor Freight.
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