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« on: March 23, 2005 12:29:59 PM »

has anyone ever attempted to make their own bamboo handles?  i know that the floral departments of some craft stores have packs of treated bamboo for $6, and I have friends with stands of bamboo taking over their yards.

 i would guess that soaking the stalks and then bending them into shape (and keeping them that way while they dry) would provide the proper shape, but does anyone know if they would need to be treated before/after they were dry?

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005 03:34:45 PM »

I would like to know too, as i have a bunch of bamboo, but it is already dry. would like some nifty ideas with bamboo!
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005 11:42:18 PM »

hmm . . . quandry . . . must go to google for answers . . .
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005 06:42:04 AM »

let me know if you find out anything couldnt find any thing good.
i cut some last night and have been looking at it ever sence!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2005 07:40:32 PM »

humm, so i cut some misc sizes today so i could sand stain, soak some see if i could get them to form a shape of any kind, but i think because they are dry im stuck with straight.

My husband and i did cut a ton of it up into 8 inch squares and made flower bed border out of some of it today..bamboo rocks for that! it looks real cool.

then my hubby took 2 pieces that were small, and he left all the twigs on them, and put them in one of our flower beds and is going to let our clematis climb up it this year...i think it will be kinda good!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2005 07:56:46 PM »

you might need a steam box to wet and heat the bamboo for bending. Its how they make guitars and such.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2005 07:09:21 AM »

hummm now that is interesting! i didnt know that!!!
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