It’s time to split the tip sections strips.  This quarter culm has a leaf node.  Let’s see if we can split on both sides of it and eliminate it.

 

  

 Of course we can.

 

Here we are, 21 strips total.  Some of the strips have visual flaws, but otherwise sound.  Will use the best 12 strips for the two tip sections.

 

      

Here is a flaw, but the strip is usable at the flaw will disappear when planing.

 

 

     

The leftover strips.  Enough for another rod, one butt, one tip.