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Re: Bamboo for workbench top?
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William Duffield
It's kind of splintery and splits easily. I've had no problem planing it with a forked-tailed apprentice with a carbide helical head, but maintaining it with hand planes would be an issue.

I have a bamboo slide rule which is labeled "non-hygroscopic," which means it does not change dimensions with changes in humidity. However, I would not assume that is true of all bamboo; the property may be due to resin impregnation.

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