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Posted: 6/26/2003 10:28:15 AM EDT
I live in Oregon and my buddy has a corner of his property growing bamboo. It grows there wild, and is very nice bamboo. He's got probably 3 or 4 hundred stocks of the stuff. Thickest ones are 3 or 4 inches wide. We're trying to figure out wtf to do with it. Neither of us know of any place to sell it, or what to make out of it. Hell, we'ved been hauling a BUNCH we've cut down to the dump the past several months. No place to keep it. Any ideas?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:29:50 AM EDT
Make some fishing poles and take the day off.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:31:39 AM EDT
Sell the stuff a friend bought a bamboo plant at t pet shop for something, and he paid like 20 bucks for it, And it was only about a foot tall. Make $$$$$$$ selling bamboo to finace guns
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:32:34 AM EDT
Buy a panda.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:35:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MadProfessor: Make some fishing poles and take the day off.
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Ditto.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:37:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: I live in Oregon and my buddy has a corner of his property growing bamboo. It grows there wild, and is very nice bamboo. He's got probably 3 or 4 hundred stocks of the stuff. Thickest ones are 3 or 4 inches wide. We're trying to figure out wtf to do with it. Neither of us know of any place to sell it, or what to make out of it. Hell, we'ved been hauling a BUNCH we've cut down to the dump the past several months. No place to keep it. Any ideas?
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CG no matter what you and your buddy decide to do, please, for the love of God, BE CAREFULL!
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:37:44 AM EDT
they're making hardwood floors out of bamboo now - see if any of those companies would be interested in your stock.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:42:26 AM EDT
ComputerGuy+bamboo=Punji sticks
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:45:40 AM EDT
oh the wonderful things you can do with bamboo... you can cane people you can shove it under their fingernails aaaahhh..memories.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:45:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BennyFranklin:
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: I live in Oregon and my buddy has a corner of his property growing bamboo. It grows there wild, and is very nice bamboo. He's got probably 3 or 4 hundred stocks of the stuff. Thickest ones are 3 or 4 inches wide. We're trying to figure out wtf to do with it. Neither of us know of any place to sell it, or what to make out of it. Hell, we'ved been hauling a BUNCH we've cut down to the dump the past several months. No place to keep it. Any ideas?
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CG no matter what you and your buddy decide to do, please, for the love of God, BE CAREFULL!
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[img]http://www.dailyanxiety.com/archive/issue1/masters4.gif[/img] ComputerGuy: "Wowzy-wowzy-wow-why does everything have to happen to meeee...." [img]http://www.wingnuttoons.com/ShlepBam.jpg[/img] Benny Franklin giving ComputerGuy a big hug, and telling him to "be careful out there".... [:D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:47:15 AM EDT
Make some Bamboo Armor and sell it to Chinese guys.....they dig that shit. Or, since you are so prone to accidents and such make some for yourself first. [peep]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:56:10 AM EDT
Tell you what you do, tell me were you are and I will be there with a truck to haul a load off. I can always find use for that stuff, live or cut. CH Hood RIver
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:58:49 AM EDT
Call your local zoo, if they have PANDAS...they will gladly come pick it up for you.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:01:48 AM EDT
Bongs? Open a headshop.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:03:15 AM EDT
SELL THE CRAP MAKE $$$$ DON"T GIVE IT AWAY! What the hell are you guys doing telling him to give it to a damn zoo ta feed pandas. first it's save the pandas now ya'll want them fed too?![;D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:07:48 AM EDT
Burn it. Bamboo is evil. I hate it. That shit just grows and grows, There is NOTHING you can do to get rid of it that doesn't involve hunting down and killing every last root and shoot. Even then, it still comes back. It's the devil incarnate of the plant world. Forget about having a garden, a lawn, or anything without bamboo propagating everywhere. Did I say I hate bamboo?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:08:36 AM EDT
I can't believe I'm the first to suggets watching Gilligan's Island reruns as a source for ideas. You could build a: house furniture car boat (no wait-they never got that one to work)
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:16:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By _twist: they're making hardwood floors out of bamboo now - see if any of those companies would be interested in your stock.
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We've thought about doing that only we figure that they wouldnt give us near anything what it really is worth. Also thought about bamboo pens and pipes...
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:30:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Max_Power: Bongs? Open a headshop.
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Too small of a ID. First thing I thought of: Peace Pipe. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:32:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:32:37 AM EDT
Check out to see if there is anyone in the are who builds recurves and longbows. It is used in archery to make bows and is getting real popular now. If you can find a copy of Traditional Bowhunter magazine there will be a bunch of ads. Contact any of them. I will take a small percentage for brokering. LOL
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:46:15 AM EDT
[size=6][green]Bong![/green][/size=6]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:51:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: I live in Oregon and my buddy has a corner of his property growing bamboo. It grows there wild, and is very nice bamboo. He's got probably 3 or 4 hundred stocks of the stuff. Thickest ones are 3 or 4 inches wide. We're trying to figure out wtf to do with it. Neither of us know of any place to sell it, or what to make out of it. Hell, we'ved been hauling a BUNCH we've cut down to the dump the past several months. No place to keep it. Any ideas?
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Go to Amtgard.com, find your local shire, and tell them that you will give them free bamboo. It will all be gone. J.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 12:05:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 12:14:59 PM EDT by A-nus]
You can go over to Styer_aug's house and make a punji pit to get his dammed garbage men. Or now that sodomy is leagle you could shove it ... neva mind. You could even sell some to Garry @ Cavalry Arms , maybe he could wip up some custom bamboo furnature for the m4
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 12:12:38 PM EDT
What kind of coating or what could we dip the bamboo into so it doesnt crack, etc if it were to be made into a pipe or bong. Also, how could we mold the bamboo?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:19:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: What kind of coating or what could we dip the bamboo into so it doesnt crack, etc if it were to be made into a pipe or bong. Also, how could we mold the bamboo?
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BTW, if you're going to do this, NEVER call it a bong--it is a pipe for tobbacco use only!
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:28:05 PM EDT
Make primative blowguns. Make some darts and try it out. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:33:18 PM EDT
Take up Iaido (Japanese Sword Fighting) and you have your own personal test cutting range. After a month it will be gone. Build a Viet Cong style bamboo cage. Use it to confine socialist Democrats in yor area.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:51:04 PM EDT
[img]http://www.pisceschildmedia.net/38693fa0.jpg[/img] Of course, I would have no knowledge of this from my college days because I avoided all such things and never hooked up with any of the cute, natural, little hippy girls... No Siree! This IS NOT one of the girls I was referring to but it was the best pic I could find! [:D] [img]http://thc420.iwarp.com/images/vc_og.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:55:36 PM EDT
Make implements of discipline out of it, and sell it to disgruntled catholic school teachers and parents [;D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:02:08 PM EDT
Make a bamboo raft.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:37:51 PM EDT
If you are serious about making things out of the stuff, I would suggest that you watch Gilligans Island, as it is chalked full if great projects for the aspiring bamboo manufacturer wannabe. I would start with something simple like a hut, & once you get some experience you could try a boat, or a bike, or if you really get brave you could make a taxi. Any way have fun with it![:D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:53:43 PM EDT
I'm sittin here looking at a nice picture frame my wife brought home. It's made from slices of bamboo and might be a good swap meet product. Course the one I'm lookin at was likely made in China. Maybe door and window moldings for the polynesian theme. Or chair rails, towel bars etc.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:59:34 PM EDT
I had a sweet beer mug I bought in jamaica that was made from bamboo. I dont know what the deal was but Iw put it in my suitcase when we left and when I took it out at home, it had split ide open in several places. Damn Jamaicans and their cheap crap! -Nuke
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:05:08 PM EDT
E-Bay. [url]http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&krd=1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=bamboo[/url]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:10:25 PM EDT
primitive asian artillery pieces [b] one use only[/b]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:30:18 PM EDT
Offer terms of surrender. (Your surrender)
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:59:48 PM EDT
Try breeding mall ninjas.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:18:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 4:20:20 PM EDT by Noname]
[url]http://shop.grasscity.com/cgi-bin/grasscity/scan/sp=results_subcategory/sf=category/ml=8/se=Waterpipes%5C%20Bamboo.html[/url] and/or... [url]http://www.keywestwebstore.com/home_gifts/incense_burners.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:25:41 PM EDT
Local nursery here has buckets with 6 5ft stalks in it for $130.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:39:58 PM EDT
How about bikes? In NYC I saw a very interesting bike made of bamboo. It was a normal bike covered with bamboo lenghts over the entire frame, handlebars etc, then wrapped everywhere else. It was nicely done, and you would only see a small amount of metal, mostly the running gear and rims. It looked like a real bamboo bike. They would sell these for around $3K each at the time. I had the chance to take a good look at one but found the actual bike underneath to be very low quality for the asking price. I heard that someone has actually built a complete bike frame including wheels out of bamboo with only the cranks being metal but never saw one like that.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:47:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 4:56:40 PM EDT by jrzy]
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: What kind of coating or what could we dip the bamboo into so it doesnt crack, etc if it were to be made into a pipe or bong. Also, how could we mold the bamboo?
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ComputerGuy It really didn't register that this was your topic with me until just now,I am changing my suggestion from Bong to crutches, LOL
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:52:58 PM EDT
Bamboo whips for those S&M people! Bamboo targets! Cut, slice, weave, shoot.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:28:10 PM EDT
Fence a swimming pool with it or build a tiki hut.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:44:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 6:47:34 PM EDT by 95thFoot]
Originally Posted By oneshot1kill: How about bikes? In NYC I saw a very interesting bike made of bamboo. (snip)I heard that someone has actually built a complete bike frame including wheels out of bamboo with only the cranks being metal but never saw one like that.
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You mean like this one?.....and, irony of ironies, check out the name, fresh off this thread.... [url]http://www.mountainbike.nl/ned/images/schleprock.jpg[/url] [img]http://www.mountainbike.nl/ned/images/schleprock.jpg[/img] Hey- who about a helmet for it?.... [url]http://www.mountainbike.nl/ned/images/shleprock_helmet.jpg[/url] [img]http://www.mountainbike.nl/ned/images/shleprock_helmet.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.mountainbike.nl/ned/p_hu_01.htm[/url] (Warning: it's all in Dutch...) "Wowzy-wowzy-wow..." [:D]
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