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    1st attempt Saya-Like object

    I could not get motivated today so I decided to play around a bit.
    There was a walmart knife on one of the shelves in my workshop so I thought I would see how easy/hard it would be to make a saya like sheath. I was too lazy to run home and grab a good knife so I just used a $10 Santoku from walmart.

    In some ways it wasn't as difficult as I expected.
    In other ways it wasn't as easy as it looked.
    I learned a lot of what not to do.
    This one turned out chunkier than I like.
    But still not as bad as I expected.
    Now, I need to make better ones for my good knives.

    What do you guys/gals think?
    Did I do ok? or does it look like a big dino turd?
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    Looks good to me although I think you could have went a little thinner with it, still probably could sand it down to be a little less "clunky" if you were so inclined. Great for a first attempt and better then anything I could manage no matter how many attempts I had.

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    Nice, what did you use to carve out the cavity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Nice, what did you use to carve out the cavity?
    I think he used a spacer...Looks good,love the wood.

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    It looks...........................
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    It looks...........................
    Good for a first attempt!

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    Nothing wrong with that!!

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    Yep looks nothing like bogwood. Next u won't be selling just the wood.
    Chewie's the man.

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    I want to give you real feed back of some sort, but everything looks awesome with burl source wood.

    send some a the scraps ovah heah...


    Real nice, now do it for the double mike knife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Nice, what did you use to carve out the cavity?
    Just a spacer on this one, but I will be getting some chisels soon so I can carve out the cavity in the future.

    It seemed too thick at 1st glance.
    Then I took it home and compared to a normal saya.
    Waaaaay too thick. One side of mine equals the entire thickness of one done right.


    Now I will try to make a better sheath for this one.
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