I would like to see if anyone would like to start building split bamboo fly rods. I had this sold at one time, but the buyer vanished into thin air.
If someone is serious, I will sell the entire lot for $1200. Pick it up in Longview, TX.
I'm throwing this out there to see if there is any interest. I'm thinking about selling my planing forms, hand planes, string binder, and all miscellany needed to build split bamboo fly rods. My carpal tunnel flares up to the point where it's just more like work anymore.
I believe $1800.00 is a fair asking price for this package.
You'd be buying:
Two Preliminary Planing forms
Everett Garrison-style Planing forms, 6' in length
Five Stanley Planes
Two Lie-Nielsen Planes to include a 212 Scraper
Extra Plane Blades
Gauges and Calipers
A Garrison-style String Binder and a huge spool of cotton thread
Hundreds of vintage snake guides
Dozens of pairs of vintage Ferrules
Fifteen+ Struble Reel Seats of various materials
Various Silk Threads for wrapping guides
Six Culms of Bamboo (enough to build a dozen rods)
Strips of Bamboo ready to plane into three rods
=>>I have sold my fly rods for $800.00, which is below market value. Do the math and you'll see you can easily make your money back!!
A collection of Books on the craft to include a First Edition of Garrison & Carmichael
I'm not really interested in splitting this stuff up. Send me a PM & I will take some photos.
I live in Longview, TX. This would have to be a face-to-face transaction. Otherwise, shipping would be done by truck freight.