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Blog entry by mafe posted 12-19-2013 07:14 PM 2382 reads 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Imitate bamboo on the late
might become magic

Even I prefer things are real and showing what they are, then I must admit I always had a fascination for imitated bamboo, perhaps just because I have seen it in beautiful furniture making in the period of the great interest and inspiration from Asia.

‘Furniture made in imitation of real bamboo in the 18thC and usually crafted from strong woods such as beech and turned, carved and painted to resemble bamboo.
Also late victorian furniture made from real bamboo which was rather fragile for the tables, chairs, bookcases and what-nots produced’. (http://www.antique-marks.com/antique-terms-b.html).


First step is to make a rod, here from a magic beech tree.


Shaping the curves.


Articulate.
Give it a little extra, some will come of.


Sanding.
This is really all there is to it.


Then colouring for the imitation.
I used dye and applied as it turned slow speed.
First dark.


Then more light.


Some fire, this is good for making a patina that looks authentic.


Partial some lacquer.


Then make the lathe spin and add some patina wax.


And after some hours of magic…
Here the wand: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93861


Here an example of a imitated bamboo from the Victorian period.

The best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 07:28 PM

Neat process, Mads!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 07:52 PM

Interesting and arty Mads. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 08:28 PM

Expertly done!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 08:30 PM

very nice!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 12-19-2013 08:51 PM

Sweet!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 12:13 AM

WOW! You are really so very crafty. Something extra special around every corner. What’s next from you?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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bch

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#7 posted 12-20-2013 01:27 AM

Truly original—but you say no—it was the Victorians. Neat! I like the look, and my kids would love the wand.

-- --bch

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#8 posted 12-20-2013 03:47 AM

Now I see… where did you find the process?
That’s neat.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 12-20-2013 08:43 AM

It’s magic Mads!! ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 12-20-2013 02:34 PM

Nice work Mads!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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mafe

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 07:44 PM

Ho ho ho ho ho….
Ok it’s Christmas yes?
Don, Cfrye,
Ian, in my head, I made it up as I went. Had fun.
Bch, make some for them…. ;-)
Handtooler, this I wish I knew my self, or perhaps the truth is I love never to know what’s next. Joy.
Lew, Purplev, Cl, Smiles here.
Stefang and Jim, trust me I do my best, when my hands get up from the pockets. ;-)
How can we not love wood!
Merry Christmas,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 12-22-2013 10:56 AM

Way to go Mads.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 12-22-2013 12:15 PM

Way kool, Mads.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#14 posted 12-22-2013 10:44 PM

Thank you dear Ken.
Big smile Roger, in not so long I’m back in the shop smelling wood.
Merry Christ-Mads.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 12-23-2013 06:32 PM

Very nice. If the wand didn’t have magic in before you made it, it certainly has magic in it now.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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