[TowerTalk] Bamboo Quad Spreaders
rehill at ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 26 19:09:05 EST 2007
You may want to check the web for articles on building bamboo fly rods such
Fly rod makers are concerned about strength and flexibility. Their
techniques may be useful re spreader strength and longevity.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 3:58 PM
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Subject: [TowerTalk] Bamboo Quad Spreaders
Santa brought me a dozen 40ft bamboo stalks freshly cut and ready for drying
and UV sealing treatment.
I'm looking for suggestions regarding the sealing paint/varnish material
In the past 920 years ago) I used marine spar varnish which was mixed for
100% outdoors use...much has changed in the paint/varnish industry since
then. I have no idea what works today.
I tried polyurethane on one element and it flaked away in a few years of
exposure to the sun.
I'm also open to speader color ideas. I know from experience that people who
paint their front doors black experience severe wood spliting, apparently
from the excessive heat build-up when the doors are exposed to sunshine, so
I think black is not a good color but what about silver, white, sky blue?
Thoughts are welcome,
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