November 15, 2015
Our program for November 15, could be entitled Machinist meets Woodworker. Our speaker Chris Bogart, an internationally respected bamboo rodmaker, was inducted into the Catskill Rodmakers Gallery in 2012. Chris has been making and teaching the fine art of making bamboo flyrods for more than 20 years. His tapered Tonkin bamboo rods are machined to .001” precision using the first production CNC bamboo finish mill. He accomplishes sophisticated hollowing techniques and unique swell butts for the rods. His rods feature custom ferrules made from hard Nickel Silver tubing that is precision drawn in his workshop. He can faithfully replicate any classic ferrule and routinely does Leonard, Payne and Dickerson ferrules for rod repairers and restorers. He reproduces the best vintage rods with enhanced performance, and has a line of rods suited for mountain streams or broad waters. Chris will show some slides of his shop and class space, and give a demonstration on some aspects of the process.
The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.
Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $12.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 250.
Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.