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Blog entry by plantek posted 01-31-2012 01:16 AM 994 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy Folks,

I just bought some bamboo ply to build some nice kitchen drawer liners.
I plan to build using box joint and mortises for the construction.
Do any of you have any tips for working with bamboo as far a glue is concerned?

Thanks so much,

Ken

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!



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Dallas

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 01:31 AM

I know nothing about the glueup of bamboo, but I know some other stuff….

Like:
Buy a lot of that spray on anesthetic. You’ll need it.

Wear heavy gloves.

Watch out for slivers: see above!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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1stump

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 02:19 AM

Ken,
I use bamboo in bow building and some assorted kitchen items. Epoxy is used in the bows and I’ve had excellent results using Titebond II & III in my kitchen projects. Very easy to work with really.

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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plantek

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 03:09 AM

Thanks 1stump,
that’s what I was hoping to hear…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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BerBer5985

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 04:22 AM

I have some stranded bamboo flooring that was leftover from a job that i was going to experiment with. The stuff us rock hard and I thought it would make a nice mallet or other surface but I have a feeling the jointer isn’t going to like it very much. It’ll probably chew it up and spot it out all torn up. I’m gonna try it though and if it works well, I may make a little butcher block assembly table out of it or something.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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lanwater

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 07:13 AM

I have not worked ith bamboo yet but I read it could be hard on your tools.

Where do you get your bamboo ply?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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plantek

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 03:38 PM

Hi lanwater,
I bought a 4’ x 8’ sheet of 1/4” at Earthsource.
It’s pretty darn pricey so I will be taking it slow and triple checking all my measurements.
I can say the sheet I bought and the other ones I looked at was flawless.
This really is some beautiful stuff.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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lanwater

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 07:01 PM

Thanks Plantek.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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