:smiles: Such will be very useful. My sensei was a carpenter in his working years and made a wooden daisho for very similar purposes :nods:.
One thing to note, of course, is that unless they are weighted, you will notice a difference in weight and balance but it shouldn't be enough to be a...
As others have noted, bokken and iaito are very different beasts, most especially when it comes to handling the momentum of cuts, or, indeed, handling the blade itself. For partner forms, a bokken is pretty much essential, but for solo and kata practice then, once you are sure you are committed...
I can also attest to the effectiveness of wearing such insoles in your daily foorwear - I struggled for PF for a long time before I tried them and it didn't take long for them to make a 'believer' out of me :D
Another piece of bluesy improv :). This one is marred at the five minute (ish) point by a huge, stumbling, lapse in concentration as I realised how late at night it was and how much noise I was making :o.
Absolutely so :nods firmly:. A number of players like the 'brighter' sound of the Strat or the mellower sound of a Les Paul but I think the SG is the best 'dirty' blues instrument - for me at least.
I wanted one for years once I'd played enough to have an idea of what I liked. That was...
Aye, Carol :D. As Monadnock is for you, my dear friend, so is the woodland for me :).
OTH? Your mailbox is full, good sir - my reply to your kindhearted PM vanished into the board software with a gentle puff of unsmoke as it bounced :). I thank you greatly for your concern :bows:.