I was lucky enough to be the subject of a video made by my friend Joe Stevens at Shwood Eyewear in Portland. Take a look at this short video and you will get a glimpse into how a rod is made. 60 hours of splitting, beveling, planning, glueing, sanding, wrapping and varnishing all condensed into a 2 minute video.
In addition - an article written in Thrillist really captures why I make rods and how I got to where I am today. Take a look here