Next is a quick hand binding with a single string. I started doing this with the previous rod. A trick I learned during the rodmakers gathering I attended in Ontario last May. It allows to hold the strips together while I remove the tape. Dried up tape covered in glue is not fun to sand, so you want it of. I used to remove it at the binder, which required stops and go. Simple little trick that makes the process easier.
Now it’s off to the four-string binder, wrapping end to end without stopping.
Spending a few minutes getting rid of bends and twists. Perfection is not achieved at this stage. There is not a lot of time as I can feel the glue is setting.
Looks pretty good!
Off to the drying cabinet.
See you in two days!