Here's a cheap tool I've made for splitting bamboo 4 ways.
It took me about 30 minutes and a few pieces of scrap metal to build it.
it's recycled and required no weld.
ideal for splitting bamboo any size in 4 even pieces.
for backyard projects such as lattice, privacy screen and fences.
Step 1: What You Need
Here's what you need :
- 4 corner brackets ( I reused/recycled brackets from a metal shelving unit )
- 8 metal screws, 8 washers, 8 lock wash and 8 bolts
- a hacksaw for cutting the brackets
- a grinder to smooth the sharp edges
- screwdriver and wrench
Step 2: Assembly
Position the brackets corner to corner in order to form a X shape.
Make sure that the brackets are flush one to the other for better symmetry.
use the metal screw, washer, lock washer and bolt to assemble.
I used 2 screws for each bracket
Step 3: Final Touch
once tightened, I used the grinder to cut the screw so the screws are flush with the bolt.
Grind any sharp edges.
Step 4: Time to Split Some Bamboo
Position the splitter in the center of the bamboo cane.
use a sledge hammer to start the splitting.
Hammer down until the bamboo splits.