Some hand made sayas I have recently finished.

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ChefShramrock

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Decided to try my hand at making some sayas a few months back. I am using a pretty primitive set-up. Hand chisel, coping saw, hand-held sanding blocks. I do have a dremel for drilling pin holes. I have been using yellow poplar due to ease of use & edge protection. It is a really fun & relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Kajiwara blue 2 240 gyuto

Kurosaki r2 210 gyuto

Konosuke Swedish 140 petty

Kaeru sld 150 petty & Yuki white 2 240 gyuto

Harukaze ginsan 240gyuto

Masashi sld & Yoshimune white 2 210 gyutos



Tinker Tank AS 180mm

 
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The yuki gyuyo saya looks very good , did you torch it first of after fished ?thx
 

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After. The seams separated when torching. I had to re-glue and clamp. Then sanded and buffed. And thanks.
Thanks buddy !

I had never make the saya , but did torch couple , them was all kind of change the sharp little bit , guess that was too hot for them lol !
 

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Just finished a couple more. I recently purchased an inexpensive belt sander. It really made the shaping go so fast. I was able to get the petty saya really thin.
Tanaka ginsan 240 gyuto



Kaeru sld 90mm petty.


 

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Nice stuff! I'm going to be making my first saya next week.
What kind if set-up will you be using? Have you decided on the method? I started using the 2 piece method, carving out both sides to get a fit. My Tinker saya was made using a 3 piece construction. After I bought the belt sander, I was able to carve out 1 side only, using a 2 piece method, then thinning the sides using the sander.
 

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I'm still trying to decide on my method. Part of it depends on what wood I can find. Right now I'm leaning towards the 2 piece.
 

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Just finished this saya for a 270mm suji. My former sous chef just got promoted to chef, so I am giving him these as a gift. Wood is stained poplar. Pin is made from a cribbage peg. Suji is a 270mm vg10 ForgeToTable.



 

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The attached pin is a really nice touch. Should be industry standard.
What are you finishing the outside with?
Also, way to get going without power tools. I bet the transition to belt felt great.
 

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The attached pin is a really nice touch. Should be industry standard.
What are you finishing the outside with?
Also, way to get going without power tools. I bet the transition to belt felt great.
I am finishing with polyurethane. The belt sander was a godsend. Such a transition.
 

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It's fun what figured woods you can randomly find at the home improvement or hardware stores. I got some nice oak and curly poplar sitting around there that I'll eventually use.
 
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