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Thread: Wanted: African black wood large enough to make a saya for 180mm

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    Wanted: African black wood large enough to make a saya for 180mm

    Should be around 8 inches long by 3.5inches wide by 1 inch tall

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    I might be able to help.
    Give me a couple days to check into it.
    I'll have to ship it from Canada if that's ok?

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    Something in here should work.Click image for larger version. 

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    What kind of woods r they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinkoz View Post
    What kind of woods r they?
    Read the title?

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    I also would like some african blackwood for a saya. say 2x 12" in length, at least 3" wide, 1/4" thick? thought i'd give it a shot seeing how there are potential sources.

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    Wonder why blackwood for saya? Harder to work and glue wood and expensive. A chance that you will turn out a really nice saya on first few tries are pretty slim. I would recommend poplar in the beginning,and then start using nicer woods as you get better at making sayas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    Wonder why blackwood for saya? Harder to work and glue wood and expensive. A chance that you will turn out a really nice saya on first few tries are pretty slim. I would recommend poplar in the beginning,and then start using nicer woods as you get better at making sayas.

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    most recent saya. black palm. pinless friction fit 240 gyuto. now that's some hard wood to work.
    i like to think i am pretty decent at making sayas. and yes i did my fair share of practice on poplar

    thank you hattorichop. i sent you a reply

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    Cool beans


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