Day 6 - Planed The Butt Section Strips At Home
Planing the strips sitting on the chair is much easier than standing.
I can use both my hands to exert a little more pressure and use my feet to move with the plane.
Shoulders locked. Less work on the forearm.
Completed all 6 strips on both sides and still have enough energy for more.
Some Peacock Basses
It's embarassing posting just one photo for Rod Making. My fingers were numb and I think it is better to take just a good photo instead of many blur photos.
Here are some Peacock Basses caught on Saturday and today.
Day 3 - Straightening The Strips
Straightening using the heat gun. The first 6 strips looked okay.But after that, fatique set in the the rest were "terrible".Very tough job straightening these strips. Some of the strips were burnt.
Rough planing next week.
Crystal Clear Waters
Caught on 3rd November 2013. After these photos, my iPhone took a dunk.
Spiral Pattern To Stagger The Nodes
Staggering the nodes in a spiral pattern.
Measured 50 inchses and cut.
File the nodes flat
Node, not filed yet.
Marked. Red for the tip section. Blue for the butt section.
Next week, the straightening will be done.
It is going to be tough.