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Offline DC

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Re: Bamboo
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 12:29:47 pm »

When I heat straighten them I notice steam coming from the end as I work along their length.
I've noticed steam coming from garden stakes that are who knows how old. It surprised me.
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Offline Pat B

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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 12:47:48 pm »
I think it is moisture from the atmosphere just like with bow wood.
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Offline bownarra

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Re: Bamboo
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2019, 12:46:49 pm »
For a bit of fun heat up some green canes quickly over a fire.....:)

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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2019, 01:50:10 pm »
For a bit of fun heat up some green canes quickly over a fire.....:)

Better yet, grab the largest diameter ones you can find and toss them IN the fire!
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Offline DC

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Re: Bamboo
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2019, 11:04:05 pm »
I just spent two days throwing the tops  in the fire. Even an eighth inch cane makes a good snap. :D
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Bamboo
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2019, 06:04:47 pm »
For a bit of fun heat up some green canes quickly over a fire.....:)
If you do that with green cane most likely you will end up with length long splits between nodes....
Steam escaping.
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Online sleek

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Re: Bamboo
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2019, 06:07:33 pm »
For a bit of fun heat up some green canes quickly over a fire.....:)
If you do that with green cane most likely you will end up with length long splits between nodes....
Steam escaping.

Hehe... That's the fun in it. Get em too hot and that steam escapes so fast it's like a .22 going off  bigger the louder.
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Bamboo
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2019, 06:12:49 pm »
I just hate to see good cane shafts wasted..
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Offline Pat B

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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2019, 09:28:19 pm »
...and the possibility of someone getting by misusing a simple and safe process.
 
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