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bechler
04-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Should be around 8 inches long by 3.5inches wide by 1 inch tall

Burl Source
04-27-2013, 07:02 PM
I tried checking one of my suppliers with no luck.

Hattorichop
04-30-2013, 05:18 PM
I might be able to help.
Give me a couple days to check into it.
I'll have to ship it from Canada if that's ok?

Hattorichop
05-02-2013, 05:44 PM
Something in here should work.15004

kinkoz
05-03-2013, 04:08 AM
What kind of woods r they?

apicius9
05-03-2013, 04:23 AM
What kind of woods r they?

Read the title? ;)

If Carls source doesn't work out, send me a PM, I have another one - btw., your mailbox is full....

Stefan

miketayl0r
05-03-2013, 04:39 AM
I also would like some african blackwood for a saya. say 2x 12" in length, at least 3" wide, 1/4" thick? thought i'd give it a shot seeing how there are potential sources.

Marko Tsourkan
05-03-2013, 03:51 PM
Wonder why blackwood for saya? Harder to work and glue wood and expensive. A chance that you will turn out a really nice saya on first few tries are pretty slim. I would recommend poplar in the beginning,and then start using nicer woods as you get better at making sayas.

M

miketayl0r
05-04-2013, 01:55 AM
Wonder why blackwood for saya? Harder to work and glue wood and expensive. A chance that you will turn out a really nice saya on first few tries are pretty slim. I would recommend poplar in the beginning,and then start using nicer woods as you get better at making sayas.

M

most recent saya. black palm. pinless friction fit 240 gyuto. now that's some hard wood to work.
i like to think i am pretty decent at making sayas. and yes i did my fair share of practice on poplar
http://i40.tinypic.com/4rs5l4.jpg
thank you hattorichop. i sent you a reply

Marko Tsourkan
05-04-2013, 09:21 AM
Cool beans

Bill13
05-10-2013, 08:16 AM
Really like the endgrain, gives a great view of the xylem? phloem? Whatever, it's a great saya!