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#242467 - 04/01/06 07:00 PM My new weapon
Borrek Offline

Registered: 01/05/06
Posts: 501
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
I just finished the next in my line of maple kobudo weapons. I've made a pair of nunchaku, a bo, and the newest addition are my tonfa. The handle I turned on my lathe, but my lathe is one of those small project kinds so I ended up shaping the main body entirely by spokeshave. I bought a brand new spokeshave for the task (dont tell my wife!) and it made the job a million times easier. There is something really satisfying about nearly transparent wood shavings curling out of a new tool while youre making something that you will get a lot of use out of.

Here is the overall view:

And here is the ebony wedged tenon:

The wedged tenon was a little more work to cut but the joint is more rock solid than any other joint I have ever cut. I really think this could take some serious impact and not come away wobbly.

#242468 - 04/02/06 09:17 AM Re: My new weapon [Re: Borrek]
Joss Offline

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 567
Nice work!

#242469 - 04/02/06 08:16 PM Re: My new weapon [Re: Joss]
traq Offline

Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 131
Loc: SoCal
yea, real nice
Adrian USKO Riverside dojo/ Madison Elem. after-school

#242470 - 04/18/06 11:23 AM Re: My new weapon [Re: Borrek]
Ives Offline

Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 691
Loc: the Netherlands
Nice work Bobby,

I bet it's really satisfying to complete such a beautiful weapon.

Keep up the good work. And enjoy using!

#242471 - 04/18/06 12:34 PM Re: My new weapon [Re: Borrek]
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
Lovely work there, well done and keep posting. If you havent all ready would be good to see your other weapons?
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#242472 - 04/18/06 09:15 PM Re: My new weapon [Re: shoshinkan]
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very tasty!


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