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ange713
06-03-2013, 06:02 PM
Do I need to buy a block of wood or just scales? Also, what are some typical dimensions for wa handles? I plan on doing just all black micarta with white micarta spacers. Thoughts?

Thanks.

NO ChoP!
06-03-2013, 09:18 PM
You can put two scales together with a spacer to create a block; as seen in Mike Henrys recent thread.

As I found out today, making a slot for the stick tang is no easy task...

Dream Burls
06-03-2013, 09:51 PM
I think you need to be a bit more specific. Wa handles can and do take a number of forms. There are hexagonal, oval, D shape and some variations. Scales are typically less than a 1/4" thick so two with a spacer will not be enough. Buying blocks gives you the opportunity to do a number of diifferent wa styles.

I think what Mike is doing is taking a block and splitting it to put a spacer in the middle. I don't think he's using scales.

ange713
06-03-2013, 10:13 PM
I think you need to be a bit more specific. Wa handles can and do take a number of forms. There are hexagonal, oval, D shape and some variations. Scales are typically less than a 1/4" thick so two with a spacer will not be enough. Buying blocks gives you the opportunity to do a number of diifferent wa styles.

I think what Mike is doing is taking a block and splitting it to put a spacer in the middle. I don't think he's using scales.Ah okay, yea I plan on doing hexagonal. So I will get a block then, thanks!

ThEoRy
06-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Noooooo do octagonal!!!!! jk do whatever :D

Marko Tsourkan
06-06-2013, 10:34 AM
Typical dimensions for octagonal handle

For 240-270mm Gyuto:
23x27mm rear
19-23mm front
5.75" long


For 270-300mm Suji
26x21mm
18x21mm
5.75-6" long


For 150-180mm Petty
25x21
18x21
5.5"long

Don't do hexonal. It's an uncomfortable shape for a handle. Octagonal is tried-and-true (and much easier to make than hexonal) or do a D style.

markenki
06-06-2013, 11:42 AM
There are hexagonal, ...
I think you meant octagonal.

Dream Burls
06-06-2013, 01:39 PM
I think you meant octagonal.
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