Starting work on Scar's shoulder harness thingy....
Why attempt to bend REAL bamboo when I can make a mold of it in Silicone and cast it in resin instead?
I bought a chunk of Bamboo in the flower arranging section of my local craft store and cut it in half, then made a cast with Smooth-on Rebound 25.
Fulled the completed mold with Resin. Once the resin had changed color, but was still pliant, I bent it into the curved shape I required.
Once completely hardened, I have a perfect curved bamboo base :3