Bamboo Bicycle Frame!

Karl Nielsen (@woodbikenielsen and @kidcalifornia on Instagram) got with us on the construction of his custom bamboo bike frame. Using Peak Bamboo, carbon, various woods and a lot of patience and elbow grease, he put together a real beauty. We think you’ll agree;...

Bamboo Rodmaking for Beginners

In 1997 or so, Frank Armbruster of Colorado Bootstrap published a Free Report on the basics of how to build a bamboo fly rod. He advertised it in the classifieds of a popular national fishing rag for the price of one SASE and a couple of unused stamps. Our own Matt...

How to Make Bamboo Chopsticks

Chopsticks. Love bamboo & Asian cuisine? You can craft hexagonal bamboo chopsticks. For novice rodmakers, they represent a good way to practice setting up and using a planing form on something arguably less important (and intimidating) than a first set of rod...

Rambles About Everything Rodmaking

New to bamboo rodmaking or expanding your horizons?  Golden Witch posts several rambles per year and the collection is growing.  Check out posts on things like… Bluing, Bronzing & Clear Coating Ferrule Advice Guide Notes Making Silk Fly Lines Inking Signatures...