Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION – Note on second edition; book layout

1      BAMBOO STRENGTH TESTS

1.1 Physical Structure – Damping; impregnation
1.2 Drying – Wood; bamboo
1.3 Heat Treating – Tests; summary
1.4 Heating Treating: Ageing and Performance – Flexing; set and lifespan
1.5 Heat Treating: Summary – Conclusions and Optimum Heat Treatment
1.6 Tensile Tests
1.7 Bending Tests
1.8 Full Section Tests – Bending to break; load/deflection; section deformation
1.9 Summary

2      PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF TEST RESULTS

2.1 Bamboo Selection
2.2 General Construction – Alternatives to six strips; spiral, nodeless, etc.
2.3 Hollow Building
2.4 Double Building
2.5 High Performance Rods
2.6 Taper Design – Graphic design; test curve; proportional calc. and Garrison
2.7 Short Rods and Long Rods
2.8 Fly Lines and Bamboo Rods – Modern lines; silk; Spey casting

3     BASIC ROD BUILDING PROCESS – Review of all methods

3.1 Splitting the Bamboo – Spliting; sawing; staggered nodes
3.2 Straightening the Strips – By hand; node pressing; nodeless, steaming
3.3 Working the Strips to the Correct Taper – Planing; milling; sawing, hollow, etc.
3.4 Heat-Treatment – Methods; oven design; controls
3.5 Glueing Together – Glueing; glues; curing; straightening
3.6 Finishing – Ferrules; finishes; guides; spacing; wraps; threads; grips; reel seats
3.7 Repairs

4     PROCESSES AND MACHINES

4.1 Rough Beveller
4.2 End Miller
4.3 Flat Face Miller
4.4 Compound Miller
4.5 Hollow Fluting Jig
4.6 Binding Machine2
4.7 Three Ovens
4.8 Node Pressing
4.9 Ferrule Making – N/S; brass; graphite; bamboo
4.10 Electroplating

5     APPENDICES

5.1 The Easiest and Most Economical Way to Your First Rod
5.2 Tensile Test Details
5.3 Bending Test Details
5.4 Full Section Load Tests
5.5 Bending Strength Development Graph: Math
5.6 Opportunities for Further Research

6     CONCLUSION

FURTHER INFORMATION

INDEX

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