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04-16-2009 05:29 PM

I got a ton of the stuff in my back yard,how can I turn it into usable lumber?

-- All about wood..

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 06:16 PM

Don’t know, but I think you’d start by cutting, trimming, sorting to length and diameter size in a rack. Then you will be able to see what you have to work with. Love the bamboo!...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 06:29 PM

Drying it without splitting will be the rough one. Then what needs or wants do you have for it? I have just worked with some 2” bamboo, the first time, and found it to be rather difficult to work with. Cali Bamboo in San Diego, CA has plywoods made from bamboo but it takes large machines to manufacture the the stuff, (about $300 a sheet). I have not figured out yet how to use this stuff in any normal woodworking application, it round and rather thin walled and wants to split easily. Good luck

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 04-16-2009 06:57 PM

two words:

miniature planer! :)

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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