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Project by nbistecche posted 05-05-2012 01:36 AM 2072 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Jiu Jitsu Sensei was purchasing these for about 60$ a pop. I told him I could make them out of whatever type of wood he wants and they would be free. These ones were turned on my lathe out of poplar, just to get the hang of it. Since these tonfas, I have made some out of mahogany, maple and oak. This is a good example of why I don’t throw any wood away. Thanks for looking and happy woodworking.

-- measure once, cut twice.

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#1 posted 05-05-2012 02:33 AM

You had the right idea, these came out nice. Never discard any wood you never know what they will become.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-05-2012 07:06 PM

They look good. I think this would be an excellent application of a wedged tenon to hold the handle to the shaft. Modern glue probably does more than a good enough job. Thanks for posting.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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