Circular, stepped, winding checks precision machined from 18% nickel silver, then carefully buffed to a brilliant finish. Capable of being used on all rods, including bamboo, graphite, & fiberglass, these classy, delicate fittings will enhance any rodmaker’s art. Sizes 14/64 to 30/64 in 1/64 increments.
If the fit will be tight, we suggest ordering the next size up and padding the check with turns of fine black silk, like Kimono #380. The padding centers the winding check keeping it concentric with the blank, pads the blank, allows the blank to flex “out of round” slightly when casting. This padding is essentially invisible because one side of the winding check is butted up against the front of the cork grip and the other is masked by the decorative wrap in front of the check – or maybe that decorative wrap is a functional wrap binding down your hook tender.
We always suggest ordering the size you need and one size up. One of the two will fit your blank best, and the other will go into your stash of rodmaking parts which, as it grows over time, becomes more and more valuable when you need just one little thing in order to complete the rod on your bench.
PLEASE ORDER CAREFULLY AS THE SIZE OPTIONS VARY. ALWAYS MEASURE CANE RODS CORNER-TO-CORNER WHEN ORDERING WINDING CHECKS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DESIGN OF THE WINDING CHECK IS CIRCULAR OR HEXAGONAL.