No it's not a typo. Starting to work on bamboo rods can be a tad overwhelming, acquiring all the tools, learning how to use them can be expensive, time consuming and may stop you from starting out in the hobby. Consider buying a blank or refinishing an older rod. This way you learn the back half of the process and if you enjoy it you can dive into the front half, so it's as easy a 2-3-1! Go for it, you won't be disappointed.
I am a cane rod builder and co-founder of Canadian Cane