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Unread 05-01-2008, 11:38 PM   #31
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I think it's a softwood. Not quite sure but it was pretty easy enough to work with. I can't really explain it too well here's a page that will explain it better than I can.
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http://www.woodworkerssource.net/Mer..._Cod e=Poplar

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Unread 05-04-2008, 12:28 PM   #32
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I have learnt that one of the finest woods to use for woodworking is jelutole, has anybody used it before?

its a hard wood, but allows hand tools to carve it easily
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Unread 05-04-2008, 06:20 PM   #33
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wow you amaze me!!
makes me want to make stuff!
but i dot have access for any detailing wood cutters :/

such as the tsubas etc

do they cut custom designs at home depot?
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Unread 05-08-2008, 07:38 PM   #34
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i'm really desperate on sheath-making....do you know??
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Unread 05-08-2008, 09:32 PM   #35
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i'm really desperate on sheath-making....do you know??
I'm making a sword based on Chioky's tutorial and I am in the middle of making a sheath.

What I did is I drew the outline of the sword on foamboard. For the other two sides, I used a thin piece of basswood (1/16th inch thick). Then basswood is strong enough not to break but thin enough to bend along the curve.
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Unread 05-08-2008, 11:08 PM   #36
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wow you amaze me!!
makes me want to make stuff!
but i dot have access for any detailing wood cutters :/

such as the tsubas etc

do they cut custom designs at home depot?
Nope - at best, home depot will only do cross cuts of wood for you (no ripping cuts, i.e. with the grain).

However, you should look around for hobby shops in your area. Many hobby shops will have a variety of wood working tools - just pay an hourly fee to use the shop and voila - instant tool access.

Hope that helps!
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:40 AM   #37
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You know you can buy a coping saw for about $5 if you look hard enough
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Unread 05-28-2008, 04:40 PM   #38
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*sigh* so lifeless I have got to introduce more tutorials
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Unread 05-28-2008, 06:41 PM   #39
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*sigh* so lifeless I have got to introduce more tutorials

Well, we're using your tutorials, we just need more swords and stuff. Perhaps a sheath tutorial, master?
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Unread 05-29-2008, 03:01 AM   #40
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I'm planning on making a couple of western-style swords, but your tutorials have given me a lot of good tips! I'm really looking forward to a sheath tutorial as well.
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Unread 06-05-2008, 08:35 AM   #41
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The link to Part 3 is broken, should be this:
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Unread 06-05-2008, 03:42 PM   #42
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Seconding (thirding, fourthing, etc.) the votes for a scabbard tutorial. (I'm going to need one if I tackle swordmaking for my Juuni Kokki cosplay -- Chinese swords -- so of course I'm biased. :3 )

Other than that, though, this seems like an excellent reference. Thank you!
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Unread 06-07-2008, 04:40 PM   #43
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lol making a reasonable strong wooden scabbard is actually a very time consuming thing to do XD

have you tried using paper masche as an alternative?
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Unread 06-08-2008, 11:27 AM   #44
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lol making a reasonable strong wooden scabbard is actually a very time consuming thing to do XD

have you tried using paper masche as an alternative?
I actually intend to post a wooden scabbard tutorial in about a week. Two days prior, I started creating two scabbards, with not much time to dedicate to working on them. They should be done by Friday.

I even remember Rushing a sword/scabbard of D-Gray Man's Kanda in two days. The approach and concern for quality dictates how much time the process will take. Experience plays a hand as well, of course.

Eventually I'll update the guide with advanced processes as well as more complicated projects (a'la Kyuzo from Samurai 7's dual katana scabbard).
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Unread 06-09-2008, 11:23 AM   #45
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I actually intend to post a wooden scabbard tutorial in about a week. Two days prior, I started creating two scabbards, with not much time to dedicate to working on them. They should be done by Friday.

I even remember Rushing a sword/scabbard of D-Gray Man's Kanda in two days. The approach and concern for quality dictates how much time the process will take. Experience plays a hand as well, of course.

Eventually I'll update the guide with advanced processes as well as more complicated projects (a'la Kyuzo from Samurai 7's dual katana scabbard).
woah cool O.O the problem is using hand tools only to make a sheath is the most time consuming thing in the world, if a person were to use power tools the process can be alot quicker. And thats where the problem lies I dont know how to make one with power tools XD
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