Curing is a precise operation, bringing the temperature progressively up to the required level, around 180 degrees centigrade and then allowing the cured blanks to cool at a required rate. The five steps of cutting, assembly, rolling, taping and curing are the most important stage of any rod design. Every pattern and blank receives a 100% quality check at each of the five stages.
The finished blank is now trimmed, sanded and joints are ground where needed. The quality control of this part of the process dictates the levels of painted finish and joint fitting of the finished rods.