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Banded Drake Woodworks

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Striker Question
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:00:31 PM »
I made a one piece striker for a friend last night at his request out of cocobolo. It's about 7.5 inches in length and the dowel part is right at 5/16".  Its my first flared tip striker to make, and my problem is, I cant get it to purr nor can i get the sound to be consistent across the slate.  Only thing I can think of off hand is the tip is sanded with 320 grit.  Any ideas?

 I tried to post a pic of it on here from my phone but it keeps telling me it's too big.

Offline majordog

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Re: Striker Question
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 04:43:42 PM »
you can try sanding the slate surface.  Just use some 320 grit and sand it ligktly in the direction of the grain of the wood.

I personally dont have much luck with rosewood strikers.  when I make a call out of cocobolo or bocote, I usually make a two piece striker and use a purpleheart or hickory dowel and just top it with whatever the pot  is made out of.
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Re: Striker Question
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2020, 09:55:47 PM »
Use some green scotchbrite on your slate and see if that helps.  I use it to condition slate or any metal surfaces like copper or aluminum.