Thomas Penrose's Bamboo Fly Rod Pages

Handcrafting Your Own Set of Planing Forms



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Remember: The 3/16" diameter holes for the dowel pins are only drilled into the forms 1 1/4" deep. Likewise, the 3/8" diameter holes for the shoulder bolts are only 1"-1 1/16" deep. The 1/4" diameter holes for the set screws are drilled into one side of the forms only, as indicated in this diagram.  These dimensions are simply repeated down the length of the forms.