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Eric Nelson




Location: NS, Canada
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Feb, 2005 4:22 pm    Post subject: Bokkens         Reply with quote

I'm looking for any information in regard to crafting bokkens, be it personal experiences, websites, etc. Also, any tips on wood carving, or selection of timber. If anyone has even built a home-made steambox for bending wood I would like hear how it went. Big Grin
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Alex Oster




Location: Washington and Yokohama
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Feb, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well you might give Kim Taylor a call.

I have been meaning to call him up and have a new piece made, but have been rather busy. I have heard lots of good stuff though over the years about his work..

http://sdksupplies.netfirms.com/

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Chris Holzman





Joined: 24 Aug 2003

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Feb, 2005 10:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex Oster wrote:
Well you might give Kim Taylor a call.

I have been meaning to call him up and have a new piece made, but have been rather busy. I have heard lots of good stuff though over the years about his work..

http://sdksupplies.netfirms.com/



Kim does very nice work, I have two naginata shafts that were made by him, from North American white oak that is so close to Japanese white oak, that its almost impossible to tell the difference. wonderful grain structure, and good shaping to the shafts. very nice stuff, at a very good price - especially for use Americans who get the benefit of the Canadian exchange rate..

I can't recommend him highly enough.

The only problem I had is that I ordered when Canada was having the SARS scare, and that put him way behind schedule, and I can't blame him for that... it took even longer since I told him once it started, to just put it to the back burner and catch up on other orders first, since I was in no hurry..

I'd definitely order from him if I needed anything custom, and he also gave me a good amount of woodworking tips...

first class all the way.

Chris Holzman
River City Fencing Club
Wichita, KS
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