Originally Posted by taildragger1589
Just to throw in my two cents...
If you don't like to bend bamboo with steam, it can be easily shaped by bending it over a soldering iron.
I've made more than a few proctor kits using this method.
True, especially for free hand work! A heat gun works too. I've done a lot of steam bending over the years; building canoes and furniture and find it enjoyable.