Mb Rods some of my work

 In the workshop

The Culm

Culms ready for splitting

Splitting

Splitting the culms

 

Spit

The Culms split

Node dressed

 The nodes have been pressed

Blanks before flaming

 

The rough blanks before flaming

 

Flaming

 

The flaming process

 

After flaming

The untapered blanks after flaming

 

Tapered blanks before glue

 

 

The tapered blanks before gluing

 

Glueing

 

Gluing

 

In the strings

 

The glued strips in the strings

 

after cleaning

After cleaning

 

in the press

The grip in the press

 

Wrapping

Wrapping

 

Unvarnished guide

The Stripping guide before varnishing

 

ang 2

The guides wrapped before varnishing 

 

Fini

 

 

fini 2

The finished product

 

Ferrule

The blued ferrule and plug

 

Some photos of rods

 

 

Mb Rods are not weak Who says bamboo rods are weak!! Courtesy Roger Tribe from the UK

 

Flamed with Cap and Band downlocking RS

 Flamed Two piece with an extra rip. Downlocking Cup and Band NS reelseat

 

Blonde three piece 7' 2" 

Blond three piece with red silk wrappings 

Agate on a flamed Mb Rod

 

 

 

A very happy Man

Eppu from Finland the day he received his brand new Mb Rod

Tony

Tony from the UK with an Mb Rod and a nice trout

 

Niko et la Petite

Niko avec La petite

 

BB

 

yellow

 

Bass

Some fine fish by Garth Wellman and Mbrods

Garth

Garth with a wonderful Yellow fish

 

 Gerrit Redpath

Gerrit Redpath with a very happy smile