How long?

scottishscottAugust 26, 2013

I just cut some bamboo yesterday. I want to try and temper it. How long after cutting should this be started. In other words, how many days can it stay cut before I cannot temper the bamboo correctly? Thank you in advance

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

What do you mean by "tempering" it? Are you saying you want to dry it and use it for some purpose, or what?

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 1:13PM
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Can't wait for the answer to this.... for making bamboo flutes the curing process can be very extensive and somewhat complicated, heating over a smoky fire, wiping exuded oils, heating again, wiping, etc., being careful not to burn or scorch it.... a neighbor with TONS of cut canes has them in misc. piles, and they just rot and turn black... rapid drying will probably crack them.... again, someone who knows will hopefully chime in soon.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 8:52PM
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botanicalbill(9b SWFlorida)

Try this link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tempered bamboo

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 10:44PM
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