Hey! I made my first this week - for a hiro 210 as well. I'll post a pic later. Yours is nicer, mine is just a mock-up with ply-wood to see if I could do it with hand tools.
That's really nice.
Very nice shape. Looks great!
Hey thanks for comments all!
I found a dude on youtube who made one for his sword. basically had two pieces, traced the knife profile, scored it with a utility knife and then chiseled until spine and edge were flush to the wood. then glued, sanded etc. the saya works friction-fit. figured i'd add a pin anyway. big fan of belt & suspenders
This next one shows a vestige of the first piece i tried to shape. i guess a hole saw wasn't a great idea...:eyebrow:...imagine flying smithereens.. thankfully, that was my only setback. at least it gave me a scrap piece to make sure i could drill close to the edge without splitting the wood with finishing touches. apologies for not having more WIP's.
Except for the microscopic pieces of padauk in my fingers, i had a blast making this!
Thanks again for the comments, all
I've used just about every wood under the sun for sayas now, and padauk is hands down my least favorite. Splinters like crazy. Also, bloodwood is up there because it cracks way too easy. It's a shame as both are very beautiful when finished.
wow, making the pin just with file is such an effort! i can't even imagine that if i am brave enough to attempt. Great work!
Nice saya. I'm surprised you had so much trouble with Padauk splinters. Wenge and Zebra wood are worse IMO. What side wall thickness did you end up with?
Hmmm, I find zebrawood to be incredibly strong and easy to work with...