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#1 begger of light

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:58 AM

i guess ehres a thread to start for any "green" ideaas go green lifesteyle choices and what not...

ill start it with a question, does anybody know a natural or even recyclable way of sealing and strengthening things like bamboo, without using synthetic chemicals or harvesting tree resins..?

im guessing one would dip the bamboo in a substance, so that the rhizomes and fibres of the bamboo absorb the "sealer" thus strengthening the bamboo, and makign it less prone to cracking from pressure.. any ideas?

not trying to use synthetic glues or polymers ether.

post any creative recycling ideas here such as what to make out of plastic bags and stuff..

:) go ahead.. do it.

#2 heritage ranch

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 10:49 AM

i use linseed oil. never tried it on bamboo but it should seal it up and help prevent cracking from drying out. just rub it on, preferably on a good warm day. bamboo is pretty tough stuff. keep it from getting wet, keep it from baking in the sun and seal it up occasionaly with linseed oil or some other topical oil, coconut maybe. it should last for years and stay looking good to boot

#3 TastyBeverage

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 10:57 AM

There are many different types of bamboo, plus young bamboo can be used in different ways than older bamboo. It can be shredded longitudinally and the fibers used to wrap around the ends of larger diameter bamboo to keep it from cracking. There are thousand upon thousands of uses for bamboo, try installing a chinese translator and googling. It's been said that one of the only reasons that the chinese were so technologically advanced for so long was that bamboo grows in profusion in china.




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