Check back here regularly to follow the progress on the bamboo rod Marcel Duval is building for the 50th anniversary raffle.



Selected the bamboo culm for the anniversary rod last night.  


Culm split in half and almost time to make the dams fly all over the shop.   


But first, six saw cuts needed to remove dams/nodes at the tips.   Two here......



.....And four here


Ready for splitting.  Butt strips on the right, tips strips on the left.


Piece of cake!  Enough butt strips for the Anniversary rod and one more, plus spares.  Enough for tonight.  Will be splitting tips strips tomorrow.