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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Zippy, May 24, 2021.

By Zippy on May 24, 2021 at 4:17 PM
  1. Zippy

    Zippy Veteran Member

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    DA6E1597-CB72-4B20-86F4-735DA2A93EDA.jpeg Not sure what I think about bamboo...better now than when banded up
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Zippy, May 24, 2021.

    1. andypandy

      andypandy Well-Known Member

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      Bummer
       
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    2. The preacher

      The preacher Well-Known Member

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      The forks look a little thin, if you make the forks that thin you need some kind of core.

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    3. MakoPat

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      I have only ever used bamboo for scales with one excpetion. A chalice I made. I did laminate several layers together... still onky ever shot very light bands.
       
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    4. remnar

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      As The Preacher said, that looks a little thin, especially with all of the grain running straight up and down.
       
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      Bummer.
       
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    6. Zippy

      Zippy Veteran Member

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      Not the first and definitely not the last
       
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    7. Zippy

      Zippy Veteran Member

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      That’s the way the cutting board was mad not my doings but I agree
       
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      20B19253-866F-46FC-B2BA-A542B95D3C12.jpeg Here is on my made a few years back bamboo core with oak scales
       
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      That always sucks, man. Hope it didn't come back at you.

      Single layer bamboo with the grain vertical can be a bit tricky. As a one piece bamboo is extremely strong, but as the piece gets smaller and thinner there's what I call a "shred factor" especially if it was a board. And if yours was a board there's sometimes unseen cracks,voids in the glueing process

      I've wondered how bamboo would take to a 20-22 degree split frame?

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    10. MakoPat

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      This is beautiful. I think laminating a few layera strengths the grain structure. With those cutting boards it is difficult to tell if they have inclusions.

      But man, bamboo is easy to shape and polish up.
       
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    11. Emitto

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      It happened to me before, cutting bosrds can hide voids and cracks on the center layers, specifically the ones made overseas.
      Be careful mate!
      Cheers. :tu:
       
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