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Old 10-01-2013, 06:32 AM   #10
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,182
Re: Dowel Rod ----> Jo?

I think it's important to (at a minimum) use something that has at least approximately the same dimensions as the real deal - so, length and thickness typical of an aiki jo.

Dowel wood seems calculated to raise blisters without a good job of sanding and finishing. Between the effort needed to track down a dowel of that length and thickness, cutting it, sanding it and finishing it, I wonder if you couldn't scrounge through dumpsters for deposit bottles and buy a real jo for less effort ;-)
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