Handmade Sayas

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Handmade Sayas

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Started makinig my own sayas earlier this year. I have a pretty primative set-up. I started with a coping saw, hand chisels, & sandpaper/hand block. I recently upgraded to a handheld belt sander & a jig saw for shaping. I still carve the interior & finish by hand.
My first few all by hand:
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Later on with the belt sander
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And more recently once I bought the jig saw
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Those are gorgeous.
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Very nice! Good work
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Just finished this saya in burnt oak for my sous chef's new Kurosaki Raijin 240mm gyuto.

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Very nice.
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That looks fantastic! I've seen so many "burnt" handles and sayas that were to overdone for my tastes. This one does an excellent job accenting the grain without looking like you pulled it out of a bonfire a little to late.
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Looks great! About how long are they taking to put together?
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Lovely! COuld you give us some steps on how you go about making them please?
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