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    Anything beyond this, I'd recommend you start with Kim Taylor, who seems to know a lot about the subject and shares.

    email kataylor@sdksupplies.com

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    Hi,

    Kim is also a member here.
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    Default dents

    That's an old old tech. Been using it for long time in my endeavors. You can even use a wet wash rag, then dry one with an iron on top. I have done this numerous times on scratched furniture. Wooden buki of all kinds will splinter, but, if treated properly with oils and heat(I do this with the Bo's I make) become hard as steal. And yes, you would say, tempering wood? Oh yes. Heat has an amazing effect on wood. I have a "jig" I made to hold a warped Bo. Heat the Bo, smack it with a rubber mallet and the molecules inside go boingggga, thus being able to straighten Bo back out. But, you have to know how to do it, hee hee
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    Default Hazel suitable for staff?

    Hello,
    I'm hoping someone can answer this.
    Is Hazel a suitable wood for a short stick? This will be around 2 feet (60cm) long and will be in contact with a standard oak Bo.
    regards
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul browne View Post
    Hello,
    I'm hoping someone can answer this.
    Is Hazel a suitable wood for a short stick? This will be around 2 feet (60cm) long and will be in contact with a standard oak Bo.
    regards
    Paul
    It'll cost you about $0.35 to find out....

    Unusual choice - why hazel? AFAIK not a big choice for impact use. Oak, hickory, etc. are more typical.

    But against a bo you're probably not taking a full blow, but rather a glancing deflection. Training striking focus?

    If you don't want a dented bo, try something softer than the bo, which is presumably oak? Then pine, etc., also cheap.
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    In UK, try oak or blackthorn. Hazel is the preferred wood for magic wands, but it's too light for quarterstaves. See http://qstaffman.blogspot.com .

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    Gentlemen
    Thanks for taking the time to reply,
    Actually it's because I saw an advert on Ebay for a 'cudgel' made from hazel.
    It bears a great resemblance to a standard Nyoi, one of the instruments of defence used in the art I practice Shorinji Kempo.(We don't use weapons )
    Regards
    Paul

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