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Old 01-27-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
Keith Gotschall
Dojo: Yama Dojo
Location: Salida, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 19
Re: Bokken and jo set from Aikiwood

Hi Jennifer, I am sure you will enjoy your new weapons, I hope they give years of good service.

The wood worker in me has a comment. From the end view I see what looks like a dowel, which would be going through the end bit, the two differently colored bands, and further into the staff or handle. Just be careful about these, as end grain to end grain is a non structural joint, usually avoided if possible. This means that given a good whack they will likely seperate. With the dowel there for strength, it shouldn't be a problem, especially if you know about it. Just realize that the tip isn't 7/8 thick, it is the thickness of the dowel. Does that make sense?

best regards, Keith
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