Saturday, November 30, 2013

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.























Sunday, November 24, 2013

Day 5 - Planed 3 More Strips

Planed another 3 strips of the tips section.  

Sunday, November 17, 2013

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 4 - Rough Planing The Bamboo Strips

Rough planing the strips. Now this is tougher. After 3 strip, one side only, my neck started to ache. So have to call it a day.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

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.

Ponggol





Monday, November 04, 2013

Crystal Clear Waters

 Caught on 3rd November 2013. After these photos, my iPhone took a dunk.


Sunday, November 03, 2013

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.