Upcoming Shop Closures
Head’s Up…We have several shop closures coming up between now and year’s end. Tentatively we’ll be closed October 27-November 5th and we’ll definitely be closed November 23-27 for Thanksgiving, as well as for our annual Christmas break from December 21st – January 2nd. As always, please order custom products well in advance of shop closures to avoid unnecessary delays. If you need holiday gifts that are the least bit custom, please order by the first week of December. I tend to work non-stop when the shop is open, so I sincerely appreciate your patience during those times when I shut down to spend time with family. Thanks! -Russ
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Hello Rodmakers & Restorationists!
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Chopsticks. Love bamboo & Asian cuisine? You can craft hexagonal bamboo chopsticks. For novice rodmakers, they represent a good way to practice setting up and using a planing form on something arguably less important (and intimidating) than a first set of rod blanks.For every maker, chopsticks represent an incredibly useful way of productively using scrap bamboo from the rodmaking process. And what a teaching tool, too,
In 1997 or so, Frank Armbruster of Colorado Bootstrap published a Free Report on the basics of how to build a bamboo fly rod. He advertised it in the classifieds of a popular national fishing rag for the price of one SASE and a couple of unused stamps. Our own Matt West responded to that ad, and that was the first day of the rest of his life.
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Peak Bamboo is in the October 2016 Angling International magazine. Read about us on page 26 of the online issue!