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Doug Shepard
08-15-2008, 10:36 PM
Anybody know of a source that sells individual bamboo poles? I haven't had any luck with the Yeller pages around here and all the google searches can only locate sellers that sell in full bundles or cartons. I just looking for a few to make a wind chime from and am striking out.

Kevin Arceneaux
08-15-2008, 10:45 PM
Did you look in the fishing supplies?

David G Baker
08-15-2008, 11:39 PM
Doug,
Let me know if you have any luck. I love the sound of the large bamboo wind chimes. I have been having fond memories of when I was a child fishing with a cane pole and have thought about giving it a try in my old age.

James Jaragosky
08-16-2008, 12:54 AM
http://www.tikifocus.com/Bamboo1.html?OVRAW=bamboo%20pole&OVKEY=bamboo%20pole&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=1373591012&OVKWID=10228413512
found this on yahoo first link listed.
You know Google is good for abstract searches, but I find yahoo or excite better for finding things that I know exactly what i am looking for.

Steve knight
08-16-2008, 1:55 AM
a lot of times garden stores carry them. but you want the larger sizes so that may not work. http://www.bamboocraftsmanshop.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=37

http://www.bamboohardwoods.com/items.asp?Cc=POLES&Bc=
http://tinyurl.com/68f56e

Doug Shepard
08-16-2008, 7:26 AM
Did you look in the fishing supplies?
Haven't tried that but it's worth a look. I might be wanting some bigger diams than I think fishing poles would get made from though.


Doug,
Let me know if you have any luck. I love the sound of the large bamboo wind chimes. I have been having fond memories of when I was a child fishing with a cane pole and have thought about giving it a try in my old age.
I'm with you on the sound. They're so much mellower than the metal ones.


http://www.tikifocus.com/Bamboo1.html?OVRAW=bamboo%20pole&OVKEY=bamboo%20pole&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=1373591012&OVKWID=10228413512 (http://www.tikifocus.com/Bamboo1.html?OVRAW=bamboo%20pole&OVKEY=bamboo%20pole&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=1373591012&OVKWID=10228413512)
found this on yahoo first link listed.
You know Google is good for abstract searches, but I find yahoo or excite better for finding things that I know exactly what i am looking for.


a lot of times garden stores carry them. but you want the larger sizes so that may not work. http://www.bamboocraftsmanshop.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=37

http://www.bamboohardwoods.com/items.asp?Cc=POLES&Bc=
http://tinyurl.com/68f56e

I've been googling and been on all 3 of those sites. The first one has a $ 20.00 Charge for orders under $ 50.00 policy, 2nd one doesn't have any in the 3/4"-1-1/2" range, and not until trying to do the Checkout on the 3nd site does it tell you you cant order in the quantities you have in your cart. Haven't found one yet that doesn't have a $50 or $75 minimum order or only sells by full bundles/cartons.

Bonnie Campbell
08-16-2008, 10:14 AM
I don't have any of the huge bamboo, but we've got some average diameter stuff. What sizes are you looking for?

Earl Kelly
08-17-2008, 8:55 AM
Doug,

Try - http://www.franksupply.com/ - they carry quite a selection of bamboo.

Earl

Joe Wood
08-17-2008, 10:20 AM
I get bamboo from Franks Supply also, and sometimes from Bensons
http://www.bensonsimport.com/ both are in the Huntington Beach, Calif. area.

Another good source is Cali bamboo in the san Diego area. http://www.calibamboo.com/

Doug Shepard
08-17-2008, 10:43 AM
Earl/Joe
Thanks. Both the Franks and Bensons sites look very promising. I hadn't found those 2 yet. Bonnie - my delay in getting back to your question was that it sent me back to a few sites on making and tuning the chimes to actually figure out some concrete sizes
http://fabridam.bravehost.com/bamboo.htm and
http://www.geocities.com/teeley2/chimeart.html were a couple I'd been looking at. My less-than-completely-developed plan was in part dependent on what I was able to find online, allowing for a fair amount of excess for tuning (or even a 2nd chime from the leftovers), and possible cutting to decrease shipping costs. Looks like the Franks site will work out well.
Muchos gracias amigos.

Joe Mioux
08-17-2008, 11:34 AM
Flower shops can get them.

I have access to all sorts of sizes.

David G Baker
08-17-2008, 12:28 PM
Bonnie,
I am looking for the larger size bamboo for making a chime out of it or a cane fishing pole and after looking at all of the posted sites that have bamboo for sale I have decided to purchase a chime that is already made and looking for a local source for the cane fishing pole. Looks like there are quite a few potential issues with the different types of bamboo that I didn't realize existed.
Thank you very much for offering to help with our bamboo dilemma.