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EdipisReks
02-29-2012, 09:12 PM
hey, does anybody have a couple standard-ish saya pins they would sell me for a reasonable price?

sachem allison
02-29-2012, 10:45 PM
i carve them for my guys out of disposable bamboo chopsticks. takes five minutes

EdipisReks
02-29-2012, 10:49 PM
hmmm.

Phip
02-29-2012, 11:36 PM
Yeah, no need to pay $12 for one. We know you like knives, just whittle one.

EdipisReks
02-29-2012, 11:43 PM
i need a decent amount of cow horn to really whittle, though.

JBroida
02-29-2012, 11:47 PM
they're pretty much all ebony actually

sachem allison
02-29-2012, 11:52 PM
they're pretty much all ebony actually

but, do they have to be?:scratchhead::wink:

EdipisReks
02-29-2012, 11:59 PM
they're pretty much all ebony actually

does that mean you have two you can send me, since you know so much?

memorael
03-01-2012, 12:01 AM
yeah I kinda need two too... so if you happen to have some around, you know.

EdipisReks
03-01-2012, 12:04 AM
yeah I kinda need two too... so if you happen to have some around, you know.

i'll sell you two for $5k. they are special.

mdoublestack
03-01-2012, 04:00 AM
Or, here you go...
http://korin.com/Saya-Pin?sc=7&category=17376

Deckhand
03-01-2012, 04:31 AM
Or, here you go...
http://korin.com/Saya-Pin?sc=7&category=17376

Thought about that glad you posted the link.

Lefty
03-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Why not use a piece of chopstick, like Son suggested? Or a long metal rivet from a hardware store...or, well just about anything that will fit?
Earlier in this thread, I thought I read "Needs more cowbell" and I just about wet myself.

Marko Tsourkan
03-01-2012, 08:07 AM
but, do they have to be?:scratchhead::wink:

No, you can make them of horn too.

The trick about pins is that for a good fit, you need to match the pin hole diameter to a pin size.

M

EdipisReks
03-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Why not use a piece of chopstick, like Son suggested? Or a long metal rivet from a hardware store...or, well just about anything that will fit?
Earlier in this thread, I thought I read "Needs more cowbell" and I just about wet myself.

i don't really whittle very well, which is why i would need so much cowbell, because most would be wasted, and i want it to look "right."



Or, here you go...
http://korin.com/Saya-Pin?sc=7&category=17376

probably with $6 shipping each.



No, you can make them of horn too.

The trick about pins is that for a good fit, you need to match the pin hole diameter to a pin size.

M

i've gotten around that in the past by kind of creating a resinated tape from wood glue and masking tape, adding layers to the saya pin until it's slightly too large, and then sanding down to size. a quick hit with a sharpie and it looks fine. that's probably about as much work as just whittling one, though.

Pensacola Tiger
03-01-2012, 10:32 AM
CKtG has them on the saya page ...

Seth
03-01-2012, 10:34 AM
Personally, I like copper wire - #14 works best. Matches my collection of tinned copper pans and bends to securely hold saya in place. Very classy.

EdipisReks
03-01-2012, 11:25 AM
Personally, I like copper wire - #14 works best. Matches my collection of tinned copper pans and bends to securely hold saya in place. Very classy.

huh, that does sound pretty good, i'll take a look the next time i make it out to the hardware store.

Dave Martell
03-01-2012, 11:42 AM
http://korin.com/Saya-Pin?sc=27&category=280115

Enter code "15KA3" at checkout to receive a 15% discount

EdipisReks
03-01-2012, 12:11 PM
thanks Dave!

maxim
03-01-2012, 12:18 PM
I just made one my self, out of bras rod on drill with sandpapper :D
I think its even easier with wood or horn
5008

EdipisReks
03-01-2012, 12:38 PM
you know, i don't know why i didn't think about just sanding the wood down, as opposed to whittling. i think i might just do that.

Pensacola Tiger
03-01-2012, 03:15 PM
you know, i don't know why i didn't think about just sanding the wood down, as opposed to whittling. i think i might just do that.

We KnifeKnuts tend to think of using a knife first.

EdipisReks
03-01-2012, 03:23 PM
good point. no pun intended.

DeepCSweede
03-01-2012, 03:30 PM
I actually started thinking about using the inside of a cow bell and now I am thinking someone should have Randy make a Damascus Cow Bell.

Man, I really have a problem.

EdipisReks
03-01-2012, 04:16 PM
a one million layer damascus cow bell would be pretty cool looking. i wonder how it would sound...

Seth
03-01-2012, 10:54 PM
Love this topic. It's like 'How many things around the house can be used as pins game.' But let's not do the sound of monosteel vs. sound of layered steel again. There must some kid board game that uses plastic pins....I can picture it.....

Eamon Burke
03-01-2012, 10:59 PM
A cow bell made from Dammy would have to be intentionally made with very bad welds. Good, clean, well-made cowbells sound like crap. They are supposed to make a pathetic clunking noise, as pathetic and uninteresting as possible while still being loud enough to hurt your ears.

SpikeC
03-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Cribbage pins.

Lefty
03-02-2012, 09:50 PM
I heard that one in Philadelphia has a crack in it....

Marko Tsourkan
03-03-2012, 09:57 AM
If you have a drill press, you can use shape wood dowels into pins yourself. Very easy.

You can even use a hand drill, if you find a way to secure it.

M

Deckhand
03-03-2012, 10:18 AM
If you have a drill press, you can use shape wood dowels into pins yourself. Very easy.

You can even use a hand drill, if you find a way to secure it.

M
Necessity is the mother of invention. That's great a mini lathe.

sachem allison
03-03-2012, 11:15 AM
these work well also, with a little sanding you can cut to length http://millerdowel.com/products/species.html