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 Post subject: tsuka question
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:28 am 
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i made the nakago channel (i don't know the word for it) on my first tsuka today and i was wondering, is it a normal thing to have the habaki disposed more on the ha side than the mune side?

i fear might have screwed my tsuka... so if someone have some insight about this please tell me i'm really in the fog for now...

here's some pictures of what i have so far (don't pay attention to the blade it is by no means a nihonto but a production piece i'm practicing on...)

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i need critics so please feel free to tell me your thoughts about this :)


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 Post subject: Re: tsuka question
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:23 am 
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Mr É.Hamel san.

the nakago channel (I don't know the word for it): It name is TSUKA-SHITAJI(柄下地).

I think that HABAKI is good for the center of TSUKAGI(柄木) to be located.

KENSEN


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 Post subject: Re: tsuka question
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:48 pm 
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ah... so i need to start over again... ok no problem i needed some practice anyway ^^' the fit is perfect at least so my technique should not be so bad now i must just make better calculations and it will be better (in no way the work of a master but better than what i have right now ^^' )

thank you kensen-san.


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 Post subject: Re: tsuka shape
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i thought i might ask another question while i was at it...

does some template exist to draw the shape of a tsuka (in my case RYO RYUGO shape)

also how does a ryugo tsuka looks like when we look at it from the thickness?


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 Post subject: Re: tsuka question
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:44 am 
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Mr É.Hamel san.

please look up this Forum "Tukamakishi", "SORI" .

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=61

Thank you.

KENSEN


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 Post subject: Re: tsuka question
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:17 am 
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thank you kensen-san i forgot this topic (shouldn't have...)

i printed the ryugo part of the three shapes in red lines now i have something that looks like what i was looking for.


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 Post subject: Re: tsuka question
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:47 am 
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So I am by far no expert but I have managed to make a reasonable tsuka.
And I am curious did you work from 2 halves when carving out the tsuka-shitaji?
What I did was carve the shape from a single piece of wood and after the shape was to my satisfaction I cut the tsuka perfectly in half with a miter saw and then carved the tsuka-shitaji.
Also the topic link that Kensen-san posted was very informative and I wish I had that as reference when I took on the tsuka-maki task...

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 Post subject: Re: tsuka question
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:50 pm 
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i took two planks of poplar (since i don't have too much money i'm taking the substitute way, think of it as a modern ''satsuma rebellion'' way of doing things :lol: ) this wood is the closest i can get from hinoki wood (or is it honoki?) and is way cheaper since it is not an '' exotic'' wood (i don't know if it can be classed that way though ^^')

after that i was thinking of using a rasp and sand papers to shape the wood (i know again not very traditionnal but i don't have any wood planners...)

i'll have to buy more woods and probably wider too...


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