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Old 10-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #11
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Dowel Rod ----> Jo?

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
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 ;-)
some people just like to build things with their own hands. a friend of mine did just that. he could have buy a bunch of nice jo, but decided to make one himself. it's also good that he's a wood worker too.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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