It is abundantly clear, that within the next two months or so, each practicionner should acquire a matching pair of wasters (wooden practice swords). The dimensions are quite specific and the materials available and appropriate are also quite easily specified. It is proposed that we have one specially scheduled meetup to build these to proper spec.s. (the only fees attached being for the oak wood, required) What think you? And do any of us possess woodworking experience and tools?