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 Post subject: Drying bamboo
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:35 pm 
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How do I get large diameter cuttings, ~2 - 3", to dry without splitting?


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 Post subject: Re: Drying bamboo
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:14 am 
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Hi Bigone! I usually cook the cups on 200 degrees (or less) for 20 minutes to an hour. Happy crafting!!
I do this with all my stuff & you can check it out if you'd like at my shop www.Etsy.com/Shop/EcologicAlife


I cook/kiln dry everything between 160 and 200 degrees and for 20-60 minutes. you can play around with the time and keep it in longer if the heat is low enough. If your bamboo dries at a low enough heat over a longer period of time you can avoid cracking.

What kind of bamboo are you using?


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