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Old 10-12-2014, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I need to cut a 2.5 - 3.0 inch section from an old bamboo fly rod that I have and am wondering if I need a special or high speed saw to do this with out splintering the end sections that I need?

I will cut it from the butt end so I get a thicker section.

(You are probably wondering why.....I found an old advertisement from Heddon that was put inside the bottom of the boxes that lures came in. The advertisement originally held a section of bamboo rod that was used to show how well made Heddon's rods had been. It is in fantastic shape but with out the piece of rod.)

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-12-2014, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd bet one of these would work http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-2-...0-07/205137215
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I'd use a dremel high speed and a cut-off wheel... Either that or a hobby hack saw that comes in an X-Acto kit in extra fine tooth...
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I'd use a dremel high speed and a cut-off wheel... Either that or a hobby hack saw that comes in an X-Acto kit in extra fine tooth...
X3... And you can also wrap some duct tape around the end before you cut to also help from splintering...
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Wrap the section you want to cut with masking tape. I always use a Dremel metal rotary disc cut off wheel. If you have any rough edges, you can also use the wheel to "sand" down the edge without the risk of the bamboo splintering. Be sure to keep masking tape on until you are done cutting and sanding.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

Hopefully this weekend I can get it done.

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