Thanks guys for getting me pointed in the right direction. Especially the rod building forum. I found another forum rodbuilders.org but it is not as good IMHO.
So far I have ordered from Flexcoat the aforementioned book plus one other and a DVD.
My friend Captain Carp told me he could get most materials via his fly shop distributors. And that I would probably be better off buying components from established suppliers to the rod building world.
So I have a start anyway. I will read the books & watch the vid. After the holidays I will probably start in on my first one.