1 Bamboo selection - I purchase bamboo in large lots and carefully measure it to make sure there is plenty of power fibers (modulus) for the section type. Butts require a larger depth of power fibers while tips are thinner.
2 Splitting the bamboo into strips, Macsrods are never sawn . Sawing cuts through the natural strength of the power fibers ( the grain of bamboo). Splitting the strips allows the strength of the grain to be built into the rods.
3 Node work- nodes must be straightened Nodes
4 Initially the splits are shaped into 60 degree triangle stripsRough plane
5 A time honored process to remove moisture from the bamboo Heat treatment
6 The strips are then planned down to the exact sizes final plane
7 The strips are then glued and bound into a rod glue
8 straighten and clean
10 Dip to apply varnish finish to the rod to keep the water off the bamboo Finish
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