how do you bend bamboo in an arch or "U"
Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:42 PM
I have been told that this variety can be bent in an arch or "U" such as to form walking canes. The technique described to me is the use of heat to the surface , making it like rubber. All I have been able to do is turn them into flaming torches.
Has anyone done this before?
Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:47 PM
Another way I've read is to soak it in water with fabric softener added to it, and then just see how it'll bend.
Not sure if heat directly on it would work.
I don't really know, I'm just telling what I know about wood =P
Brother had a catalog by a guy who made wooden fighting canes and he would just bend then after soaking in fabric softener and I would think warm/hot water.
Do post your findings once you manage to do it though =]
Posted 21 November 2005 - 11:46 PM
Edited by Tim Crocker, 21 November 2005 - 11:49 PM.
Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:57 AM
I don't know if you could do a u-turn without multiple heats, though.
Posted 22 November 2005 - 10:04 PM
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