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    Bamboo Poles

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me where you buy Bamboo for backing strips. Either poles or ready made strips, although I would prefer a pole, so I can cut the strips for AFB. I'm trying an all bamboo bow using a boo floorboard and boo backing. Just I cant get boo backing for under 50 postage incl.

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    Pete

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    Bamboo Poles

    Quote Originally Posted by PZ123 View Post
    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me where you buy Bamboo for backing strips. Either poles or ready made strips, although I would prefer a pole, so I can cut the strips for AFB. I'm trying an all bamboo bow using a boo floorboard and boo backing. Just I cant get boo backing for under 50 postage incl.

    Thanks

    Pete
    Pete, Hi

    I'm searching for Bamboo Lumber to make a [bamboo] framed "skin-on-frame" kayak. My contact in Lumber built a 'boo-framed bicycle and had no difficulty in sourcing 'boo poles.

    Try a web search (bamboo poles) - one site suggests that "every man and his dog" are importing them. But IMO watch for the quality!

    If it helps I can provide some contact names, without any recommendation ..

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    Hi,

    Just to let you know, I bought the bamboo slats from BS Bamboo/Brian Sutcliffe packaging. I phoned them up and they selected a package for me that they thought would suite best what I discribed to them. I must say they were extremely helpful and all 10 slatd are of the best quality!

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