Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bamboo Raft

I found this little model of a bamboo raft-boat in the museum. I am not interested in using bamboo in this mode, rather trying to use it's structural properties in a new way. Perhaps end-grain rings or trimmed and sliced ribs; I will just keep rolling it around in the back of my mind. I cut a lot of bamboo a couple weeks ago. I still have to limb it. I read a snippet regarding a burn/smoke/heat type process to keep the stuff from splitting. Will have to follow up on that when Adapt is over.

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