Sorry so long, I have been away from this project for a while bu picked it back up. I left the cork and seat. I have completely stripped the rest. The ferrules were trash and the finish just ddin't suit me so. I have it ready to re ferrule and finish and wrap. I hope ti works out for me. Ps the wrap at the tip was just one of the intermediates, not a splice. If anyone else has any other comments email me @ email@example.com
I have already got a thread on another board with more pics just don't want to have to retype all of that. i can send a link to it if you are interested though.