Six strips of the first tip section done.  More shavings.


Getting there.  One tip to go.


And here it is, bound!  It took me 2.5 hours to straighten, do the nodes and rough plane the last six strips.  So, about seven hours for the three sections.  Now ready for the next step.


I’m very happy with the geometry at this stage, keeping in mind that this is rough planing.  My aim here is to get the strips roughly the same size.  There might be 0.010 differences between strips right now.  After final planing there will be no gaps between the strips as tolerances will be much tighter.


Next step is to cook the bamboo in my oven.