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General => Practical Knots => Topic started by: toubabdoc on July 15, 2018, 11:44:24 AM

Title: New guy wants to lash a railing
Post by: toubabdoc on July 15, 2018, 11:44:24 AM
Howdy!
I have been asked to build a railing for some outside stairs out of bamboo. The railing pieces will meet at butt joints in the middle of each upright post. I'd like to do an attractive, secure lashing.
Can anyone send a photo, instructions, or whatever to advise me?
Many thanks in advance.
David
Title: Re: New guy wants to lash a railing
Post by: SS369 on July 15, 2018, 01:37:22 PM
I once was going to do some bamboo furniture and found this information.
https://www.bambooimport.com/en/blog/bamboo-lashing-techniques

Hopefully this will help with ideas.

Stair rails need safety and sturdiness. And for that matter, most likely need to meet building codes.

SS
Title: Re: New guy wants to lash a railing
Post by: toubabdoc on July 16, 2018, 04:26:06 PM
Good information. Thank you!
Title: Re: New guy wants to lash a railing
Post by: DerekSmith on July 30, 2018, 08:40:38 PM
Hi David,

Thanks for posting an interesting challenge.

Have you thought of the Māori Hei Toki Lashing?

I tied these two bamboo spars with white cotton parcel string.  No holes, no screws, no bars, just the lashing.  I tried to pull the side spar off using a 25kg load, but it could not pull away.

Any use?

Derek