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NO ChoP!
10-07-2013, 08:42 PM
First is Yosh yanagi in nicely figured birdseye maple; couldn't catch a very good photo, sorry.

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Next is a Shig wearing chakte viga; my favorite wood thus far, except for the fact it filled my shop up with smoke.

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Both had very thick spines at the handle, hence the angled openings. No need for pins...

Lefty
10-07-2013, 10:29 PM
Nice, Chris!

Marko Tsourkan
10-09-2013, 09:58 AM
Good job!

EdipisReks
10-09-2013, 12:18 PM
Those are interesting sayas. I like them.

Bill13
10-09-2013, 03:22 PM
I really like the birds eye, please post another photo!

Baby Huey
10-09-2013, 03:25 PM
Awesome job.

tripleq
10-09-2013, 03:52 PM
Really liking # 1. How long does it take you to put one of these together?

NO ChoP!
10-09-2013, 04:31 PM
Thanks everyone. I'll try and capture a better angle in the morning.

I would say if I'm doing one, it takes about an hour in all, but I can do two in about an hour and half, etc...so the more I do at a time, the quicker I get them done.

cheflarge
10-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Very nice!

NO ChoP!
10-10-2013, 10:07 AM
So I took this at work, not a good pic at all, but you can get some idea of the wood figure. The shimmer doesn't show...

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labor of love
10-10-2013, 01:28 PM
everything looks great especially the birds eye maple saya.

cheflarge
10-13-2013, 10:20 AM
Frickin' BEAUTIFUL! :ubersexy:

DoktaP
10-14-2013, 10:14 PM
Bird's eye maple is my absolute favourite wood for bowls and cutting boards. Cannot get enough.

Geo87
10-19-2013, 02:24 AM
Both had very thick spines at the handle, hence the angled openings. No need for pins...

I'm positive this is a dumb question but here goes anyway.. Why do they not need pins?

They look great btw :)

NO ChoP!
10-19-2013, 09:23 AM
Well, they are friction fit to start, as in the cavity is the exact size of the knife.

Being that the machi was wider than the 1/8" spacer, I made the cut to where the machi tapers to 1/8" both top and bottom.

The sayas fit very snuggly, without pins.

Geo87
10-20-2013, 03:59 AM
Yup , this makes sense lol. Seems obvious now.!

Erilyn75
10-21-2013, 06:45 AM
The birdseye is gorgeous! But, it happens to be my favorite wood. I own a few cutting boards and wood spoons/spurtles in It. Beautiful work :)

Jagjit
10-28-2013, 10:22 PM
the opening of the saya is not something you see everyday, i like it