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Re: There are seventeen of us now.

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  • Frank McNeill
    Thank you Art for this URL, I added a link Bamboo Rod Making Tips so it can be found after this string has passed out of sight, and as the saying goes, out
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 29, 2006
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      Thank you Art for this URL, I added a link "Bamboo Rod Making Tips"
      so it can be found after this string has passed out of sight, and as the
      saying goes, "out of mind."

      Best wishes to all, and to all a good night,
      old Frank

      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Art Port" <aport@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks again, Frank,
      > To give you an idea of what's already out there, you might take a look at:
      > http://www.bamboorodmaking.com/ to see how we do such magic.
      > Art
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Frank McNeill
      > To: pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:49 PM
      > Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re: There are seventeen of us now.
      >
      >
      > Hi Art,
      >
      > Apparently Dr. Sastry does monitor our chatter because
      > he was faster off the mark than I was. Flyrod construction
      > is probably more of a domestic passion, so I went to the
      > American Bamboo Society's website and found this for
      > you at http://tinyurl.com/zwvf9 Let me know if what you
      > obtain there is inadequate and I will take another crack at it.
      >
      > Best wishes, Frank
      >
      > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Art Port" <aport@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Thanks Frank,
      > > We're a pretty esoteric group. We know what we're doing and how to do it, but not
      > always WHY it works. That depends on the structure of the grass and that information's
      > not always available to someone without a PhD in the field of botany. And from what
      we've
      > seen, it's not always available if you DO have a PhD! <G> (So we'll be gentle - BSEG)
      > > Take care,
      > > Art
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Frank McNeill
      > > To: pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:32 PM
      > > Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re: There are seventeen of us now.
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Art,
      > >
      > > Based on what I know about Dr. Sastry, I am certain that he would be interested in
      > replying
      > > to questions about bamboo. I don't know if he monitors posts to this group on a
      > regular
      > > basis, but you could contact him by going to members and sending an off-group
      > message
      > > to him. The last information I received was that he was away from home visiting
      > relatives.
      > > He probably keeps up with his e-mail, wherever he is, but possibly not as frequently
      as
      > he
      > > would do at home. My interest has been in the development of new products that
      > might
      > > provide a few rural artisans with more income than they obtain by weaving baskets
      and
      > > mats. That interest was my motivation for starting this group, since strips of
      bamboo
      > > could conceivably be used as "planks" for the hulls, decks, etc., for small models of
      old
      > > wooden ships. The production of bamboo flyrods would be considerably more
      difficult,
      > > and the potential market is probably smaller for flyrods than for semi-scale ship
      > models
      > > and toys. I will do a bit of checking and get back to you with more information about
      > > bamboo flyrods.
      > >
      > > Best wishes, old Frank
      > >
      > > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "Art Port" <aport@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > AHA!
      > > > I have found a crossover interest! I belong to the Bamboo Rodmakers' Listserver
      and
      > > we often have questions with respect to the physical aspects of bamboo and its
      > > performance in flyrods for fishing. Would Dr Sastry be interested in fielding requests
      > on
      > > that topic if they were phrased politely and didn't become obtrusive? We have
      members
      > > with physics, biological and engineering backgrounds on our list but there often
      arises
      > a
      > > question which goes beyond the expertise of even those fields.
      > > > Thank you,
      > > >
      > > > Art
      > > >
      > > > BTW, Frank, you refer to the good doctor as YOUR bamboo guru. Are you similarly
      > > afflicted with the bamboo flyrod syndrome?? <G>
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: Frank McNeill
      > > > To: pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:39 PM
      > > > Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] There are seventeen of us now.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Our seventeenth member is Dr. Cherla Sastry,
      > > > founding Director General of The International
      > > > Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR).
      > > > Dr. Sastry retired from that position and is now
      > > > a professor (adjunct) of forestry at University of
      > > > Toronto. That's somewhere in Canada I think.
      > > > old Frank
      > > >
      > >
      >
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