Rod Making Tools

Cork Grading Tool

Good cork isn’t getting any easier to find, but with the Cork Grading Tool you can evaluate each individual ring when you are picking out the rings to build your grip.  Slide the ring on the acrylic post and check for pits and holes at different distances from center.  That way you can place the most clear rings at the location on your grip where they work best.  My standard tool is marked at the following distances: 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 1 1/8″, 1 1/4″, and has a laser etched ring at that diameter, as well as a small hole to scribe with a pencil each diameter if that works better for you.

The laser etched acrylic tool with acrylic post is $7.00 plus the flat rate shipping cost of $3.95.  Orders of multiple items (mix and match with strip tools) will receive a $1 per item discount.

Order 2 – $2 discount

Order 4 – $4 discount

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Strip Alignment Tool

One of the challenges I have when building bamboo rods is after I’ve planed the strips and I’m getting them in the correct order and alignment to glue.  It’s hard to manage the other five strips if you need to reposition one because the node spacing isn’t right.

I saw someone was using a cut-off from a heat treating fixture as a way to help and decided that I could make something similar on the 3-D printer.  I’ve designed alignment jigs for 4, 5, and 6 sided rods.

Strip Alignment Tools in any configuration are $4.00 plus the flat rate shipping cost of $3.95.  Orders of multiple items (mix and match with cork tool) will receive a $1 per item discount.

Order 2 – $2 discount

Order 4 – $4 discount

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