Has anyone successfuly shaped rattan
- Has anyone successfuly shaped rattan either with steam or a chemical product? Rattan is a grass not a wood so I was wondering if I could make a mace by using a chemical process such as activated amonia.
The thought of knotting a ten foot pole down to a six foot unpadded pole-arm appeals to me if not my local felow stickjocks.
Don’t be intimidated. We’re ALL winging it. Very, very few of us have served a mundane apprenticeship or been to school. We’re almost all completely self-taught, and can display the scars to prove it. If you feel out-classed, it’s just because you need to make more sawdust. Or shavings. Or whatever it is the turners call that endless peel of wood that comes off the turning balks.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Matt Henson
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Lathe questions
I have been lurking for a few months now and I must say Wow! I am
indeed impressed and a little bit intimidated by the level of knowledge
out there. I am by no means an expert, just someone who likes to made
big pieces of wood smaller and hopefully usable.