Re: Making there own weapons.
I've made my own jo.
I used a piece of dowel (Tasmanian Oak), cut it to a length of around the height of my armpit (about 52-53 inches).
I sanded it with a fairly fine sandpaper (120 grit) before giving it a coat of linseed oil, and then sanded it again with 120 grit, then with 180 grit (extremely fine) and gave it another coat of linseed. It's currently drying, so I'll see how it comes up tomorrow.