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Genius in bamboo woodworking

#1 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:09 pm

This gentleman is an absolute master of a few very sharp tools -- and of his raw material. I couldn't stop watching to see what he would make next.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKlP0Xa ... QilJZQP-Xg

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#2 Post by octagon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:16 pm

Fantastic. Love the curved froe/knife. Reminds me of a certain industrious member of our own :D

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#3 Post by Pete44ru » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:21 pm

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Yeah, but - I don't think Pitchy wears open-toed sandals...… ;)

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#4 Post by Marvin S » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:51 pm

I wonder if he’s the guy that made my bamboo back scratcher 🤔

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#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:14 am

Did you notice he still seems to have all his fingers and toes? I'd be counting only to 7 in very short order ...

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#6 Post by piller » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:33 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
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Did you notice he still seems to have all his fingers and toes? I'd be counting only to 7 in very short order ...
Six would have to change his handle to five.
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#7 Post by Pitchy » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:36 am

Cool, he makes it look so easy. 8)
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#8 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:31 am

His nickname is NOT Lefty.

Bamboo is very straight grain, splits easily but I believe it has a higher silica content and that wears cutting edges fast.
This guys talents are great but it's because he had to learn just for daily survival living in whoflungpoo China .
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#9 Post by Grizz » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:56 am

loved the aboriginal tools

including the battery operated drill motor ! :D

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#10 Post by octagon » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:07 am

I like the inkwell "chalkbox."

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#11 Post by Grizz » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:37 am

I am going to make this tool when the shop is done:
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#12 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:55 pm

That caught my eye, too, Grizz. A lot of heft behind a razor edge = very useful tool.

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#13 Post by Griff » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:31 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:09 pm
I couldn't stop watching to see what he would make next.
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#14 Post by Rusty » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:17 pm

I'm starting to see more and more bamboo furniture around. Several years ago it was oak. It seems that bamboo is the new oak. I know I've seen some very, very fine bamboo fly rods. It makes me want to go plant some myself. One thing to be cautious of if you get the same urge. Know that there are two basic kinds of bamboo. Clumping and running. Clumping is good and manageable, on the other hand the running type will send roots underground to places you don't want it to go. There are even some cities that have passed ordinances that will make you keep your bamboo from running into your neighbor's property.
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Re: Genius in bamboo woodworking

#15 Post by Grizz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:28 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:55 pm
That caught my eye, too, Grizz. A lot of heft behind a razor edge = very useful tool.
I have a perfect leaf spring waiting patiently to be hatched into the man's multi-tool

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Re: Genius in bamboo woodworking

#16 Post by Grizz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:32 am

Rusty, there is a woman in Austin who is a bamboo farmer, or rancher, or herder. She has a small plot of land and cultivates several varieties of bamboo. I got some last time there but haven't had time or inclination to use it yet.

Did you notice that all the bodger's projects were with green fresh cut material? Suggests that a nearby forest is essential. It seems to me that old cuts of bamboo are tough and difficult to work compared to the green stock.

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