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Old 02-02-2005, 04:30 PM   #11
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 660
Re: Making there own weapons.

I bought a cheap-as-crap lathe in a pawn shop, made it longer with some square tubing, and channel iron, now I have a turned jo that I made for myself. I am making several others for friends, and I just wanted to screw around with a wood-lathe anyway.
There is an exotic wood store fairly close and I can get cocbolo and hickory, & several other woods.
I wonder what folks would give for a jo made of these exotic woods?
Maybe I will post a couple on e-bay. Fun to sand and finish it by hand too.(gotta love linsseed oil)
My first real woodworking project.

Play nice, practice hard, but remember, this is a MARTIAL art!
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