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Dan Cintron
12-21-2004, 04:08 PM
I recently bought a jo from a reputable, and at that time I did not notice a bow in it. I have stored it in a weapons bag with my bokken laying flat on a carpeted floor. I do not have a chance to use it often, but the other day I noticed it is now bowed. Is there anyway/techique for straightening out my jo?

Thank you.

12-21-2004, 06:17 PM
Yeah I have two that are like that too!

Anyone really tried anything that worked.

Seems to me to be an issue with the wood being still a slight bit green when it was cut, both of mine are definately warped toward more open grain side.

Both of the ones that I have seem quality and are white oak..


12-21-2004, 06:23 PM
If it's made of hickory, you should be able to apply steady pressure against the warp and work it back into straightness. If it's made of oak, it's probably a lost cause, unless you steam or soak the whole thing at once and let it dry while clamped in a hydraulic press. Of course, that might make it too brittle for safe use. (and it's probably likely to re-warp anyway) :straightf