Planing Forms - Suppliers?

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Parabolic
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Planing Forms - Suppliers?

Post by Parabolic » Fri May 24, 2019 12:10 pm

Could anyone please recommend a supplier of planing forms for bamboo rod making? This would include roughing and finishing forms.

I'm looking to try and make fly rods initially, who knows where thereafter if I manage to master it!

I'm based in the UK.

Many thanks

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Re: Planing Forms - Suppliers?

Post by Bobby Marlene » Fri May 24, 2019 3:11 pm

Parabolic, I initially bought a form from a british supplier but I cannot recommend these. The finish is just not good. If you want more info about this please pm.
I now have a Swearingen form:
https://planingforms.webs.com/
These are superb and the price is ok and Larry is a real gentleman and very easy to deal with. But there will be a considerable cost for shipping to UK. They are very well packaged for shipping in a wooden box.
Another option is Z&W fishing in France.
https://www.zw-fishing.com/index.php?id ... &id_lang=2
I have no idea of quality, never saw one of their forms.
Or build your own. There are several tutorials on the internet.
Good luck, if you need more ino please let me know.
Bobby

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Re: Planing Forms - Suppliers?

Post by Bobby Marlene » Fri May 24, 2019 3:16 pm

PS:
a roughing form is not really necessary. You can use the butt side of your planing form for roughing. But if you want one it can be easily made from hard wood on a table saw. I can send you the drawings if you need them. Also a lot of info on www
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Re: Planing Forms - Suppliers?

Post by Parabolic » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:03 pm

Has anyone on here tried the planing forms from Z&W fishing in France?

https://www.zw-fishing.com/index.php?id ... &id_lang=2

If so could you give me a review/comments?

Many thanks

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Re: Planing Forms - Suppliers?

Post by Match Aerial » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:47 am

Any good machine shop will make them for you ,just take the plans in parabolic.

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