Heat Tre

atment

The purpose of heat treatment is to remove moisture and set a temper in the bamboo strips.

Two sections of a Leonard on the work bench ,wrapped in string, ready to heat treat









On the left are 6 string wrapped strips in the open door
This oven was made by me with a mica strip heater and an oven thermostat. It is composed of A/C aluminum and heat insulation.
The rods are tempered at a constant 375 degrees F , per side, for 3-5 minutes depending on their size.

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