Well, I decided to try out making a 3 piece Saya today
Made the trip to a local Woodcraft store, picked up some different woods in 1/8" thicknesses and some other stuff and headed home.
This one has Bolivian Rosewood on the outside and a Padauk spacer in the middle. It's a 3 piece saya with no tapers in the wood at all. I mismeasured and then had to cut back some of the bolster indent area because I made my spacer a bit too short, but I learned a few things for the next one! Also, since I cut the spacer too short, I don't have any room for a pin, but it's still a tight fit currently.
Knife is my first J Knife; Kikuichi Elite Carbon 240mm:
My 210 Kanetsune gyuto fits into it, but it's sloppy spine to edge (same for the 210mm Artifex), but I would have enough room for a pin! I may use this one as a template for 210mm gyuto's, but make the spacer tighter to the blade.
I also got the 3 new Laminates filled and polished and 1 coat of Tru Oil drying. I gotta sharpen and then clean up and finish coat the handles, then they will be on their way to CKTG!