Bamboo Rodmaking




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The Genesis School teaches both traditional and modern rodmaking techniques. At the school, students rod04.jpg (36682 bytes)will experience both the classic and new concepts of rodmaking. The two instructors, well-versed in both approaches, will guide aspiring craftsmen along the path to constructing their first split-cane rod. Instruction is hands-on, individualized and intense. Students will be introduced to all the key procedures in a multimedia, easy-to-grasp approach.

The Genesis School can also fine-tune the skills of an intermediate-level cane craftsman.

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  • Cane Selection
  • Flaming
  • Initial Splitting
  • Node Preparation
  • Secondary Splitting
  • Node Staggering Options
  • Straightening Techniques
  • Rough Planing
  • Pre Beveling the Strips
  • Heat Treating
  • Taper Design and Selection
  • Setting the Planing Form
  • Tool Use and Sharpening
  • Planing the Taper
  • Gluing and Binding
  • Sanding & Spline Identification
  • Trimming, Ferruling & Lapping
  • Cork Grip Installation
  • Blank Finishing Techniques
  • Component Selection
  • Fun!