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Working With Bamboo


Bamboo is one of the key components in the framing of most traditional fighter kites. It is also the most popular spine material for American style fighter kites. Learning to work with bamboo is a worthwhile fighter kiting skill to learn. You don't need to be an expert bamboo worker to make fighter kite bows and spines. The skills needed to make good fighter kite bows and spines from bamboo are not difficult to acquire. Below are articles and youtube videos showing various concepts and methods to make fighter kite bows and spines from bamboo.


How to split a bamboo pole to make a fighter kite spine or bow, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


How to work with those nasty nodes in bamboo, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


How to split a piece of bamboo into a smaller size for a fighter kite bow or spine, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


part 1 How to shape a bamboo fighter kite spine, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


part 2 How to shape a bamboo fighter kite spine, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


part 1-How to make a bamboo bow, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


part 2-How to make a bamboo bow, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


One way to measure the tension of a fighter kite bow made of bamboo or any material, a youtube video..bruce lambert.


How to Work with Bamboo


More Working with Bamboo


Creating Bamboo Spines from BBQ Skewers! (PDF file)


Creating Bamboo Spines from BBQ Skewers! (EXE file)


Philippe Revel's Bamboo Article in Manjha News