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    How to make a bokken

    http://www.instructables.com/id/EMVO...6GNG/?ALLSTEPS

    The above tutorial isn't bad if you have some woodworking experience, though i wonder how well using an existing bokken in step 4 would work.

    Of course it would be easier to just buy one for 15 bucks.

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    Looks damn nice, shame i'll never have that kind of woodwork skills

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    On a vaguely related note, has anyone tried one of those plastic bokken that Cold Steel makes these days?

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    I made one out of a broken hockey stick once. They break, but they're free. And in canada, broken hockey sticks are everywhere!

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    I'm grindin' 'till I'm tired...

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    Just take a bo, and give it goofy blond hair and a red Gi and have it yell "Shoooryuken!" all the time.
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
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    This guy knows what he is doing, though soaking or steaming the wood before the bending would make it easier and you can wipe the excess glue off with a damp cloth before it hardens instead of scraping it. For purely asthetic reasons I would also suggest oiling the wood instead of coating it (though it will need to be re-oiled once or twice a year)
    Another good wood would be Ipe which is another South American wood and sometimes called ironwood, it is rather heavy but it is strong, hard and impact resistant.

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    have tried the bokken cold steel makes. they are not lying the damn thing is unbreakable. it wont crack or splinter like a wood bokken. the baseball bat cold steel makes is cool too.

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