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 Post subject: First try at making a saya.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:38 am 
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Location: Seattle, WA USA
This was my first try at making a saya. I realized while the glue was setting that I goofed and did not allow for a notch to be made so I could put a pin in it. DOH! I got a bunch of wood for making pins too, 4 feet in fact. ;) The next one will have a notch and I'll make a pin for it. <shrug>

I have some leather that I will make a strap from to cover the opening while the knife is in it. It will rotate down to let the knife out. Not too bad. About $10 in supplies, and I have wood to make 3-4 more of them.

This all came about because I went to a party last weekend and I made a crepe cake for the party. I never trust that there will be a satisfactory knife to use at someone elses house, so I brought a nice sharp knife to cut the cake with. Anyway all I had to put the knife in for travel was one of the cardboard sleeves that Mark ships the Richmond knives in. It was ok and did fine, but I decided that something a bit more substantial was in order. I think this will be more than satisfactory for my 2-3 times a year that I want to take a knife on the road.

NOTE: taz did an awesome job putting a handle on this knife for me, it's even nicer than the picture shows.

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What the hell, this looks better anyway. The crepe cake. It's always a hit at a group get together.

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 Post subject: Re: First try at making a saya.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:11 am 
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Yeah, gimme the crepe cake please....

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 Post subject: Re: First try at making a saya.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:17 am 

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looks good to me


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 Post subject: Re: First try at making a saya.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Thought the handle looked familiar! Nice job on the saya, and yes, I did that too on my first few; forgot to make a little tab for the pin! Guitar Bridge pins work great for Saya's as well, I get mine from Grizzly Industrial. They also sell a tapered reamer for them so the hole is tapered and a tight fit, I find a 3/16" or #11 bit work well for those pins.

Man, that cake looks delicious!!!


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