Go to www.mudhole.com
; they are the largest rodbulding supplier in the country. They have several books and videos on rodbuilding. Also, there is a tab at the top of the home page called Rodbuilding 101; click on it and it will walk you through the process. Contact me through my website if I can help in any way, building since 2005.
The winding check also covers any space between the blank and the cork. Thread is wrapped next to it and then wrapped toward the tip.