Bamboo Rods

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Bamboo Rods

Post by absolutsugarsmurf » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:28 pm

Anyone know of a local (Cincy, Louisville, Lex) area that sources bamboo? I'm looking for 6 bamboo rods that are at least 4 feet in length and preferably 1-1.25 inches in diameter. I will buy green or heat treated rods.

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Post by RRO » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:26 pm

I have a river bed full of the native. Some of those are 15 feet tall but not very big in diameter but I bet you can find one at least 1.25 inches. PM if you want me to cut a few down for you.
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Post by toad857 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:14 pm

when you say "rod", are you talking about fly fishing poles?

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Post by absolutsugarsmurf » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:27 pm

No, not fly fishing. I'm curious about the strength of bamboo as compared to the aluminum that's usually used in exercise equipment. I want to compare 6061-T6 aluminum poles with varying Outer Diameters (OD) and Wall Thicknesses(WT) to some samples of bamboo. Ideally, the bamboo would be of the same OD as the aluminum. I have a machine that will apply a load perpendicularly to the a rod that is fixed at two ends. It allows you to observe the force at which the material "fails" and the mode of failure. I also want to see what the weight/foot of wet and dry bamboo rods are compared to aluminum.

Anyway, a 1.25 diameter fly pole would be kind of funny. Though I'm not a fly fisher so maybe there's something I don't know about.

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Post by woodchuck008 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:37 pm

Go harvest some behind Miguels??....various sizes available unless they all burned down in the 'loveshack fire. By the way, I never know if it's supposed to be foot-pounds or pounds-feet. It's labeled one way and often read the other way. How about just sticking with Newton-meters ?

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Post by Brentucky » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:56 pm

is this for the cam contest? that would be one unique, bad-ass homemade cam! :)
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Post by absolutsugarsmurf » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:03 pm

woodchuck,

What I want to know is the weight of bamboo per unit length. Such as "this bamboo weighs 2kg/meter". Aluminum pipe is routinely measured in this manner as is most lumber. Foot-pounds and newton meters are torques (ForcexDistance). I would be measuring the breaking strength as a function of force, not of torque. These units will be newtons(N) or pounds-force (lbs).

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Post by GWG » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:05 pm

A friend of mine was a supplier of bamboo in the Louisville area. He had several species available. If you are interested in going to Louisville or speaking to him, I can find out if he is still dealing in it.

PM me if interested.

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Post by DHB » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:13 pm

There's some growing behind Michler's Florist in Lex. I don't know if they sell or give away or what, but it's worth a shot. It's typically about 20+ ft tall and the base diameter is probably 4-6 in.

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Post by woodchuck008 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:24 am

absolutsugarsmurf wrote:woodchuck,

What I want to know is the weight of bamboo per unit length. Such as "this bamboo weighs 2kg/meter". Aluminum pipe is routinely measured in this manner as is most lumber. Foot-pounds and newton meters are torques (ForcexDistance). I would be measuring the breaking strength as a function of force, not of torque. These units will be newtons(N) or pounds-force (lbs).
Oh, I got ya' now. Yeah, like how much wt. per linear foot, like when they label ropes as how many oz per foot, etc. Wasn't sure what kind of physics experiment you were up to. Thought it was about force measurement, thus Newtons and meters of distance. We have alot of educated physicists and math smarts kind of people at this site as you probably know. Climbers are traditionally well educated folk.

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Post by andrew.reed » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:54 am

sounds like you're trying to create an ecofriendly version of the bowflex right? that's what makes the most sense to me :lol:

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Post by Crankmas » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:59 am

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Post by toad857 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:19 pm

even a nice, consistent stick of bamboo will break at the slightest tap if it has a perpendicular cut or scratch on its surface. makes it really easy to use in the garden, though!

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Post by Jay » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:07 pm

Damn. I was kind of hoping you were finding an implement to punish all the wankers in the neverending trad is harder than sport argument, Singapore-style! :(
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Post by woodchuck008 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:51 pm

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