Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Lashing Bamboo
Re: Lashing Bamboo
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 10:26:52 -0500
The best material I've found to lash bamboo is "waxed sinue", the
artificial kind is quite plentiful in craft and leather stores. It also
helps to rough-up the bamboo surface under the lashing with sandpaper or
a rough stone. Two of the reasons bamboo is so hard to lash are 1) it
has a hard shiny surface which is very smooth and slippery and, 2) if it
is still "green" (not fully dried) it will shrink and loosen the
lashing. Waxed sinue is so good because the wax coating will stick
better to the surface and to each strand of the lashing making it an
homongenous unit which is harder to unraveled. You also have to double
or triple the nunber of wraps and fraps per lashing to give it stregnth
and mass. And, finaly, make sure your lashing is very, Very, VERY tight!
Hope this helps.
Commissioner, Central Florida Council (Orlando)
Chulee Afopkeh Chapter, Tipsa Lodge 326
". . . and now I'm finished Beavering,
. . . . so I'm going to work my ticket ('til I die)"