A view from the bench: 21 January

I've spent the majority of my time this year cleaning and reorganizing my shop. It's been in desperate need of a makeover and the cold weather makes some of the processes a bit of a challenge so I took advantage of the extra time and made a few upgrades.   I'm finally making progress on some rods.  
So far I've got a fairly wide range of rods in progress.  A custom 9'6" 5wt 3 piece graphite blank by Thomas & Thomas from Reading's Fly Shop. A 64p.  Two 710-5's and an Ijuin Yomogi 7' 3wt.  

#'s 2-6 of this year's serial numbers.

Stella the Mighty Shop Dog occupying her spot next to the heater.

Last night I applied the first coats of finish and will apply more tonight after they spend some time in the curing cabinet.  

Next I'll get started on another round of blanks.  Gluing cork on another Ijuin Yomogi 7'3" 4wt and a Steffen 7'6" 3/4wt 4 piece custom and laying out the Graywolf Collaboration rods.  

I hope everyone is having a great week.  Be sure to check back next week to see what's going on...

Thanks for looking!