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miketayl0r
11-07-2012, 03:24 AM
Poplar wood, dyed and lacquered.
http://i47.tinypic.com/2qkjqbt.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/9gm2ac.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/fkr66w.jpg
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friction fit on a Kanehiro 240mm Gyuto
http://i49.tinypic.com/i2sytk.jpg

RobinW
11-07-2012, 03:37 AM
First, ehhhh?
When my first of anything looks like that i might change my career!
Looks very nice!

Don Nguyen
11-07-2012, 09:36 AM
Interesting choice on the dye, but the construction is solid!

Lefty
11-07-2012, 10:28 AM
Looks great, Mike! Both of your sayas that I've seen have made me go. Hmmmm...ringer(?) ;)

Korin_Mari
11-07-2012, 10:29 AM
First, ehhhh?
When my first of anything looks like that i might change my career!
Looks very nice!

+1
My goodness, you have great woodworking skills. What type of wood is it made out of, if you don't mind me asking? :D

miketayl0r
11-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. Yeah I've been experimenting with different dyes and lacquer on Poplar wood. I think I've decided to just go the natural wood route, and buy some premium wood from one of the vendors on this forum.

Another saya I just finished.
Friction Fit saya on a 240mm Takeda Gyuto
http://i46.tinypic.com/9rq6uo.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/18hz80.jpg

heirkb
11-07-2012, 05:27 PM
Nice work. I see you're also using a saw rasp. Those things make this process soooo much easier.

JasonD
11-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Interesting choice on the dye, but the construction is solid!

Poplar generally has a green tint naturally, and I think it gets stronger with age. So the dye is just sort of giving this one a jump start imo.

Eamon Burke
11-08-2012, 12:15 PM
Nice job! Did you intend to carve it in addition to laminating it, or did it just end up not fitting without a little adjustment? My Shig did that to me, I had to alter the interior of the sheath to get the tang to fit without stressing the wood.

Burl Source
11-08-2012, 03:38 PM
Good Job.

miketayl0r
11-11-2012, 08:05 PM
Good Job.

thanks! means a lot. have my eyes on some flaming redwood!!


Nice job! Did you intend to carve it in addition to laminating it, or did it just end up not fitting without a little adjustment? My Shig did that to me, I had to alter the interior of the sheath to get the tang to fit without stressing the wood.

thanks! yes i did intend to carve it prior construction! through trial and error i found this works best, only having to make minor adjustments after construction to get a solid fit without stressing the wood or choking the tang.

RoanRoks29
11-13-2012, 10:53 AM
They look fantastic dude!! I wish my first one came out that good!!

jklip13
10-25-2013, 10:56 PM
looks super clean, does the edge touch the inside?