NJM wrote:Anywho, I had a few questions about spear wood construction. First, I was wondering how "wax wood" is created, because if it is something I could do (or duplicate) at home I would prefer the spear to be waxed, though if I can't I'll use a stainer. Second, has anyone else ever made their own spear or staff? If so, please throw me any pointers you have. Thanks all, and merry Christmas/other holidays.
NJM wrote:Thanks Mark
J.M.Mroz wrote:Say, how have you been storing the shaft part? I made a new monkey pole, and things were great...then as it dried it bent. I was thinking of soaking it and weighting it...
ogrelee wrote:Get minwax wood hardener, and paint it deeply with the stuff. Pay special attention to the raw end, letting them drink their fill of the stuff.
This is the same type of chemical we use in knife making to stabilize wooden handles.
ogrelee wrote:It will probably effect the flexion of the wood, but not severely. The stuff is a penetrating resin that fills the gaps between the cellulose cells of the wood, and filling ruptured cells. A good treatment of this stuff will make wood resistant to sea water, just painting it on works absolute wonders.
It's kinda like instant pakkawood.
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