Originally Posted by jtgotsjets
How totally out of reach is this for a layperson to build? it seems like it might be a good introduction material to framebuilding? being that there's no welding, no brazing and any carbon (or hemp) work is relegated to lugs only.
Sorry for the late reply.
Totally easy for a layperson to build.
That's one of the reasons I picked bamboo to do my builds. I don't have any welding equipment or metal working tools.
You need only one specialty tool to build a bamboo frame, a pipe mitering jig, and you can make do without it.
Search "bamboo" in the framebuilding section, there are a few threads in there where I went into detail about building my frames.