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 Post subject: My first Saya, no laughing!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Ok, call this an attempt into uncharted waters. This is the new home for the bright finish San Mai knife I did a little video on.

I used some nice redwood from Mark at Burl Source, thanks Mark!! I figured, if I tried my first on some cheap stuff, and messed it up, I may not try again.
The "logical" approach, was to practice on the best I had. This forced me to think it through, and take my time. Neither of which I had time to do! lol! I carved the recess, trimmed, glued and clamped, then profiled. I needed to thin the body, and instead of rounding and blending everything, faceted the faces.
The pin stumped me, Eamon found those cool cribbage pegs, but I can't seem to get to a store while its open, so last night, I got a piece of mammoth ivory, ground it semi-round on my 2 X 72, then chucked it in my drill press, and spun it round (sand paper, and files) and added a little mosaic in the center to match the pins in the knife handle.

Here are the fruits of my labors. 10 coats of oil, and 4 coats of wax, and here it is. The good pics will come when the knife is done.


Please let me know your thoughts!

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 Post subject: Re: My first Saya, no laughing!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:55 pm 
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:shock: Whoa.....



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 Post subject: Re: My first Saya, no laughing!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Very nice Pierre!! I did the same thing with a pin on another Saya; took a chunk of Giraffe bone, turned it round and put a Mosaic pin thru it. Now I get Guitar Bridge pins from Grizzly :) Much easier and cheaper! They also sell a tapered reamer as well. I'd say you nailed it on your first try!


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 Post subject: Re: My first Saya, no laughing!
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I that's your first, I can't wait to see them after you get good! Nice!



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 Post subject: Re: My first Saya, no laughing!
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Thanks you guys! Glad you approve!

Oh, Mr Richmond... This will be coming your way when complete...



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 Post subject: Re: My first Saya, no laughing!
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The grain is just awesome, and the angles you faceted the face with... sharp! ;)



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 Post subject: Re: My first Saya, no laughing!
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Absolutely stunning Pierre, you are an extremely talented man.

I salute you



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 Post subject: Re: My first Saya, no laughing!
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Too bad I won't ever see it. It sold in about an hour once the knife and saya went on the site. :)



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MARK <> Did you really expect anything less.?! ;) We're [cktg clients] like a pool of piranha circling for the next feeding... :twisted:



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