Removal of a few pieces of cork end to ease the removal of the butt cap
Very very thin butt section. I think originally there is another joint near the reel seat.
I took quiet a long time to find a blank that fit the butt end of this rod. The cork rings are stacked and glued 1 by 1.
Shaping the cork handle to match the jointing part.
Lastly, a coat of the cork seal and finish off with the butt cap.