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Project by Tom Godfrey posted 10-31-2012 11:01 AM 684 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have made several of these with all different size and shapes. I was asked to make one for a friend and knew the law in some states want allow you to make them so I wrote my local sheriff and asked if it was legal to make. His answer was it was okay to make but what one does with it may not be legal.

That being said this isn’t intended to be used as a weapon. A lot of truck drivers use something like this to check the tire pressure to see if they have a flat. When you have more than one tire per side its hard to tell if one is flat or not, so this works out okay for that.

My little lady is an ex truck driver. She still has her CDl’s but thank God she decided to give up that trade. She loves running the roads but that is one hard job. The hours the truck drivers spend away from home is awful. Hard on the body and its one job I would never want to do

She carries her baton or billy stick in her car all the time. It would be a easy way to stop someone from messing with you in the event you needed it.
BUT ITS NOT A WEAPON.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 12:49 PM

Nice job on the billy club. I have similar in my car !...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 01:51 PM

Nice tire thumper… I don’t have one, I keep a big screwdriver handy in case I run into someone who has a screw loose and I need to tighten it back up. (big evil grin)

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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rilanda

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 01:55 PM

We call these “Truncheons” over here and I don’t think you would be allowed to own one over here, it would be classed as an offensive weapon. Looks nicely made Tom, was it made from Ash or Oak with a little dye applied?

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 06:22 PM

All my years in the US Navy, on patrol or on the deck we had black ones in our belt. Once in a while, a drunk sailor came along trying to get back to their bunk, and this was much more effective, just waving it. Thank goodness I never had to actually hit a drunk sailor with one, but I knew a lot of MP’s who did.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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