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does anyone know how to make a truncheon without using a lathe? Answered

hi everyone i need to know how to make a thumper

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onrust
onrust

Best Answer 9 years ago

Are you going to walk around with a billy club? Why not use a cane? You can get one with a metal ball or a skull and you may be able to use some staff techniques. I commented here on the dowel/closet rod BUT that wood is SOFT. Use a shovel handle if you must..... a pick handle fits my hand better. You can also go to a truck stop and get a "tire checker" OR, they sell "fish clubs" at bait and tackle shops. What I recommend is a Slap Jack and put it behind your wallet. BUT...... Please check with your local and state officials on the legalities of this matter!

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OculumForamen
OculumForamen

3 months ago

There are so many objects that you can use to just as great effect as a truncheon, a trunteon can be a short length of s heavy dowell, but you need to use a HARDWOOD, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, Ash, Hickory, Etc.. All of the Hardwoods are perfect for this application. You can use a Hickory Baseball bat or an aluminum one for younger boys, the ones for smaller kids but still made from Aluminum. Any tool handle from a shovel, spade, pickaxe or even an axe handle. Don't worry about how it looks you can carve or whittle the parts down in any way you wish to fit what you want. I suggest you get yourself a Shillelagh (pronounced Shill-lay-lee) An Irish invention that uses a Branch Bow from a youngish Blackwood tree. They are super effective and have been in the Irish war closet since the Celtic days 2 thousand years ago! Google it and you'll see. If you have any more questions regarding this message me or reply to this comment and I can give you more pointers on what can be used for a self-defence tool. Without breaking your local laws, but you are the one to have to do the research regarding what is legal and what isn't. WHere I live, I can open carry a Telescopic Riot baton, and that is what I carry when I feel i need to, but those are seriously heavy and are meant for those who are using a Combat belt or police belt system for sideare and radio etc. they are mean to handle the weight without twisting or pulling your pants down! LOL Hope this helps, if not, you know what to do.

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rdmiller3
rdmiller3

9 years ago

Go to a home supply store which sells stair-rails, spindles and balusters. The middle section of the turned spindles is a good shape for a truncheon and you can usually get them in a good, solid red oak.

All you have to do is cut the extra spindle off the ends and use a little sandpaper to smooth the cuts. Finish the wood however you like.

Add a hand guard and a ring pommel easily with other hardware-store parts. A flat steel fence-gate handle (or a flat piece of steel with holes drilled in the ends) can form the hand guard. Bend one end of the hand guard so that it covers the bottom end of the truncheon. Substitute a thick screw-eye for the bottom screw to make a pommel which also serves as a good place to attach a strap or thong if you like.

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esemjay
esemjay

9 years ago

make an improvised lathe out of a power drill. Use a nail in one end of your blank as a center and a bolt with the head cut off in the other. Place the bolt in the drill chuck. Clamp down the drill trigger (okay not the safest idea I know). I wouldn't use chisels because the RPM's and torque are gonna be a little low but a rasp would work fine. Especially if you roughed out the shape ahead of time.

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LargeMouthBass
LargeMouthBass

9 years ago

One very crude approach would be to use PVC pipe. It could be filled with shot or sand or left empty per your needs.

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daniel123456789
daniel123456789

Answer 9 years ago

that is good idea but don t have any laying around

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LargeMouthBass
LargeMouthBass

Answer 9 years ago

If you are concerned about cost, using PVC would cost less than $5, including fittings, even if you had to buy a whole 10 foot length of 1" pipe.

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daniel123456789
daniel123456789

Answer 9 years ago

that could be an approach but i dont have ant lying around

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daniel123456789
daniel123456789

Answer 9 years ago

looks like a nice club and is made out of cedar a really strong wood

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frollard
frollard

9 years ago

It's a stick...start with dowel and carve until the right shape.

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daniel123456789
daniel123456789

Answer 9 years ago

yeah it is isnt it it never crossed my mind that they are

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daniel123456789
daniel123456789

Answer 9 years ago

so what size dowell should i use about 1 inch round or bigger if you can get bigger

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onrust
onrust

Answer 9 years ago

Use a closet rod. Then drill the end and put a few fishing weights in it. BUT, dowels and closet rods are soft and will break...... So, make that first hit a good one!

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frollard
frollard

Answer 9 years ago

Whatever fits best in your hand. 1 inch would be a good place to start.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

9 years ago

What about a leather one filled with lead shot?