I apprenticed TENDER and passed over the technique. I will keep making TENDER style creels.
Here I will introduce you Features of TENDER style creel, A part of making process, Examples of Repair, The all Line Up of Creels.
I am glad to introduce how to make creel.
The construction is divided into mainly three categories; making basket (bamboo craft), making boxes (wood craft) and making metal parts (metal works).
In bamboo craft, it is called as horizontal strips which go around the basket horizontally. Strip arrangement includes cutting and splitting bamboo, sizing the length, width and thickness to the necessary figures. Among the processes of making basket, this part requires most endurance and this is most important. Considering durability, touching and safety, horizontal strips are all planed on corner.
To Proof width and thickness of bamboo strips, you can make it loop. It's the same way for Fishingrod, isn't it?
To increase the strength and durability, duralumin plates are installed on the back side of three vertical strips.
After braiding horizontal strips, we tighten the braiding after the bamboo strips are well dried. If the drying process is not enough, bamboo will be dried while using and shrink. Then braiding became open up and gets loose. Even it looks like the same basket, durability differs at all. While drying, parent skeletons and head bands. The finishing of round edge of the basket is also one of the most important places and has influences the life of basket. Head bands should be created in strict size to fit outer and inner band fit to each other precisely.
After attaching head bands, next process is to fix them by copper nails. The head of copper nails are soldered on their surface later to protect from stain. Skin rattan is coiled around the stainless core band and tighten the entire set of outer and inner head bands which binds the end of vertical strips. At last, inserting parent skeletons.
The thickness of cedar woods is strictly in 6cm. Attention to the precision is more required than in making basket. Box door is made of complete waterproof veneer. Varnishes under, middle and sufrace finish considering durability and weather durability.
It is mandatory to protect to be stained by humidity.