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pkjames
08-31-2013, 10:43 PM
Made my first saya today, made of rosewood. Friction fit, a bit tight, and not the best finish but turned out OK. Guess I will have to take on the effort of finally thinning the knife (my mum is using it now :p)

The knife is a hiromoto santoku 180mm.

just finished
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rJ09y2uLeb8/UiKieZodQoI/AAAAAAAACq0/8EtrxXTER58/w1199-h899-no/IMG_1001.JPG

mineral oil
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ti7mjeGXTpI/UiKifNx3exI/AAAAAAAACso/yTZevdchpdA/w1358-h790-no/IMG_1002.JPG

done
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WxwG5PAeqUs/UiKigbAAFGI/AAAAAAAACsw/JLGoRxY2Bvo/w1357-h623-no/IMG_1004.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bBwFguHQJjQ/UiKiiptDQkI/AAAAAAAACrY/gPep6XLkLGc/w984-h736-no/IMG_1007.JPG

tripleq
08-31-2013, 10:45 PM
I like it. Nice work.

knyfeknerd
08-31-2013, 11:08 PM
looks good to me

Baby Huey
08-31-2013, 11:35 PM
Good job. I have been toying witth the idea of trying to make one. The one I got with my Konosuke HD2 is loose and allowsth knife to shift around too much for my comfort.

Mrmnms
08-31-2013, 11:45 PM
The grain really pops after you finished it. Looks great.

Von blewitt
09-01-2013, 01:46 AM
Great work James!

sachem allison
09-01-2013, 01:54 AM
i like it.

scotchef38
09-01-2013, 03:03 AM
Looks good James.

pkjames
09-01-2013, 03:05 AM
Tks for the kind words guys :lol2:

EdipisReks
09-01-2013, 04:27 PM
Looks nice to me!

pkjames
09-02-2013, 05:30 AM
now the 2nd attempt. was using some other timber, but found a big void after preparing it :(

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p-LvV9CsYVo/UiQwFnSXksI/AAAAAAAACwk/DLVjLnc3Gw0/w1199-h899-no/_1050284.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CsCokQ2yRZk/UiQwIuRHrYI/AAAAAAAACw8/XBeGms5G6VQ/w1200-h765-no/_1050286-2.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Tue44VZano4/UiQwBmTZp3I/AAAAAAAACwE/2DBfZB5ITBM/w1200-h648-no/_1050279.jpg

Mingooch
09-02-2013, 08:25 AM
I wish I had one that nice. I like it.

ocho
09-02-2013, 11:46 PM
I like the bright colors of your finishing :doublethumbsup:

Bryan

NO ChoP!
09-03-2013, 08:09 AM
Looks great!

btw, I purposely make them tight, and then go back with a file, to ensure a nice tight fitment.

pkjames
09-03-2013, 09:25 AM
Looks great!

btw, I purposely make them tight, and then go back with a file, to ensure a nice tight fitment.

Thanks for the tip No Chop!
I was making one today, using a rasp to do the final clean up, and I overdid it :( will use file instead.

andre s
09-03-2013, 01:39 PM
very cool. the grain pattern/location is elegant. curious to know if you planned it out that way.
i dig it. well done

V1P
09-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Very nice sayas, wished I have your woodworking skill.

pkjames
09-03-2013, 08:18 PM
very cool. the grain pattern/location is elegant. curious to know if you planned it out that way.
i dig it. well done
tks, for the grain, it just happen that the timber i decided to use has really nice pattern. I didn't choose the good bits. :p

Here is another one, for shig santoku, timber is called flame Mackay cedar, native to Queensland, AU. I double it is a true ceder but quite soft like ceder. Horrible stuff in terms of irritation, had to use air-sheild mask when cutting it up :(
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9BKDzhauRts/UiZ69ITac8I/AAAAAAAAC1c/1ZCepzkcZSo/w937-h1249-no/IMG_1022.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D080owuH2wc/UiZ6-hBkQVI/AAAAAAAAC1k/pPkpElGQanY/w2048-h997-no/IMG_1026.JPG

this is the flame
http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f14/181926d1316213936-flame-mackay-cedar-you-wont-see-better-005.jpg

jklip13
10-25-2013, 10:52 PM
you should try adding a pin, might be cool

pkjames
12-01-2013, 03:57 PM
so here is my latest attempt :)
Saya made of curly tasmania blackwood, gidgee pin

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wB-VyVUf4ec/UpqTFDvFwLI/AAAAAAAAFu4/m0uwzBRcNyY/w958-h639-no/DSCF4538.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ESftVqzWqtI/UpqTHi4nnRI/AAAAAAAAFvI/kdcUx-xUbZM/w958-h639-no/DSCF4540.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dbFEySJuZsY/UpqTL6x8EkI/AAAAAAAAFvg/RBClZIX8D70/w958-h649-no/DSCF4543.jpg

icanhaschzbrgr
12-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Wow! An awesome knife in a cool saya laying on beautiful wooden surface. Really nice photos!

pkjames
12-01-2013, 05:35 PM
thanks for the compliment :)

theLawlCat
12-01-2013, 07:20 PM
That looks really nice

marc4pt0
12-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Looks great! Very nice job indeed

crunchy
12-16-2013, 12:40 AM
Looks a bit snug but the finish looks great

Nmko
12-16-2013, 01:20 AM
Gorgeous work!
Where are you getting your timber from James?

if you don't mind me asking... :thumbsup:

pkjames
12-23-2013, 03:52 PM
Gorgeous work!
Where are you getting your timber from James?

if you don't mind me asking... :thumbsup:

i am a woodworker, and i usually get these timber from fellow woodworkers :)

xueqi89
01-13-2014, 02:18 AM
look great, nice finish