Quantcast
Saya Pin and Hole
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Saya Pin and Hole

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Vail, AZ
    Posts
    809

    Saya Pin and Hole

    How should it be done properly?

    What size is the hole normally drilled? Does the pin taper? What else is there to know?

    Thanks. Sincerely,

    -Don

  2. #2
    Sara@JKI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    361
    Japanese saya pin sizes differ depending on the maker. A lot of them do taper a little bit... I think. Some makers use the same sized pin for everything, and cut the length of a pin to adjust. Others have 2 to 3 sizes for different sayas. It's probably safe to wait to drill a hole till you know the size of the pin.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Vail, AZ
    Posts
    809
    Thanks for the quick answer!

    Seems like a lot of them use ebony for the wood. I will be making my own, but I wonder if the type of wood is of crucial importance?

  4. #4
    The alleles created by mutation may be beneficial

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Hampton Roads, VA
    Posts
    1,872
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Nguyen View Post
    Thanks for the quick answer!

    Seems like a lot of them use ebony for the wood. I will be making my own, but I wonder if the type of wood is of crucial importance?
    As long as the wood is stable / stabilized you should be fine.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    99Limited's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    LVW, Manchester, NJ
    Posts
    917
    I think tapering the pin is a good idea. One reason is you will always have a snug fit. Also, over time, as the pin hole gets enlarged from use, the taper will accommodate the larger hole. You just need to allow for a little extra length in the pin.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Seth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    492
    Most of the original pins for mine are tapered.
    Everywhere you go, there you are.

  7. #7
    Senior Member

    SpikeC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    3,773
    If you don't use ebony the saya will collapse in upon itself.
    Spike C
    "The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
    Pirsig

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rockport, TX
    Posts
    4,892
    I use guitar bridge pins. I find them cheaper, easier to replace, and way more reliable than saya pins. Not traditional at all though.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Oslo
    Posts
    1,428
    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    If you don't use ebony the saya will collapse in upon itself.
    +1
    But is it stil a "saya" then?

  10. #10

    Twistington's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Skelleftea, Sweden
    Posts
    474
    I make my saya pins a bit tapered and longer to compensate for the anistropic features of the wood i find around my parents house.
    -"we're gonna make gluten free lasagna"

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts