The bamboo rod maker’s best friend to get rid of bends and displace nodes. When heated sufficiently bamboo becomes quite malleable and can be straighten.
Here is a node that needs some work.
The same node with relief space filed away on the underside. Time to get this node really hot and.....
Put it in the vise for a few minutes to cool off.
The same node displaced. The little high point left will be dealt with through sanding as the building process continues.
A strip ready for the next phase. Three nodes displaced, 45 more to go.