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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Bamboo Spreaders

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Bamboo Spreaders
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 21:09:30 -0700
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You have to be really careful heating bamboo.  That stuff will explode when 
you throw it in a fire.  I guess the moisture in the sections heats up and 
gives off steam.

One 4th of July we were throwing pieces of bamboo in our campfire and the 
park rangers came around because they thought we were setting off 
firecrackers :-)  73

> You have to treat them in order for them not to split. I am not familiar 
> with the process. My >son told me that it involves heating the bamboo up 
> so "the sap comes out". The sap in then, >according to him, wiped off/in 
> to the bamboo.


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