Dave, Good point. I really hadn't thought that far ahead yet.
I do know that I like the look and feel of the burled cork even if it is a bit heavier. One thought that comes to mind is masking tape like when you build up the blank under the reel seat. Looks like a little experimentation is in order. Anyone have any other ideas?
John, Thanks for the tips. I'll dig around for that site.
Linesides, Good thread.
I bet Todd may have some insight into how the master goes about it. Can you share it with us Todd or has Smitty sworn you to secrecy?