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 Post subject: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:27 am 
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I would like to point out that I'm NOT a woodworker. I can do some framing or build racks and such, but not a woodworker. As I teach physics, I just applied what I thought would work and went at it. I'm sure that the experts here have the correct way to do it but I thought I would share my project from this weekend.
This cost me around $4.00 and was a great project for a weekend. It's made from a 2 foot piece of alder from Home Depot. I'm thinking of doing another and making a guide (again, by and for wood dummies) with pics to share with you guys here. Let me know if there's any interest. If nothing else it's a reason to get back outside and into the shop!
I haven't put a pin in yet but I did a light pressure fitting on the spine so it stays put in a drawer for now.

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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:36 am 
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Nice job on that coach. I'd love to know your process for making it. I really like your angle design at the heel.


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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:41 am 
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Looks great Coach, makes you feel good too doesn't it!



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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:43 am 

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Looks awesome, not 100% sure but it looks like a lamination after you carved out the slot.

That's how I would do it, I'm not a woodworker either but I'm quite the self proclaimed one.


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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
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I also like the angle up to the heel. Nice design. Looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:08 am 

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I am thinking about doing one of these. What was your process?


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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:11 am 

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That's a fine looking saya my friend! It has many of the details that I think make a fine saya. It's not bulky, has rounded edges, looks like a resaw with matching grain lines and has a unique signature in the choil area. Excellent!


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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:01 am 
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Looks great coach, I would be interested in seeing your process. A step by step would be great.


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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:21 am 

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I think you've committed (or been committed) yourself to a step by step. Another weekend project. I look forward to it. Beautiful job.


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 Post subject: Re: Saya making... for (by) dummies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:58 am 

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Would love to take a stab at this. Ok Let's have it Coach :) (Nice job btw... looks great)


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