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#1 Harry

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 02:33 PM

Greetings,
I have a waki that fits loose in the scabbard - probably from the blade being carelessly drawn or replaced. I would like to fix it properly but am cautious about making repairs. I don’t want to do anything that would reduce it’s appeal. Seems pretty simple though - a few small shavings of wood adhered to the interior mouth of the saya would do the trick. I am curious what other collectors would do with it? Advise welcome!

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#2 ROKUJURO

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:43 PM



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:57 PM

If you know someone who smokes cigars ask for the wood shavings that line the container. They are long and thin and work well. They are also good for tightening a tsuka.
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Posted 09 October 2019 - 04:27 PM

Barry thanks for the info.



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:39 PM

You can buy rolls of self adhering wood trim that do the job quite well, however as it does use glue I would not use it on anything too valuable.


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:10 PM

Thanks all. Very helpful. 


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#7 Mark C

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:27 PM

I've done simular but used rice glue.


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:28 PM

Interesting video, but I have to say the idea of using a file inside the saya makes me uneasy. If any wood shavings are left inside, it’s a sure way to scratch a blade.
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Posted 09 October 2019 - 08:17 PM

Jean-Pierre,

you don't use a file vertically in this case but horizontally! Any dust can fall out, be vacuum-cleaned or brushed out. A file is always better than sandpaper..... 


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 09:05 PM

Got it! :)
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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:51 PM

Before inserting the blade and habaki to serve as a clamp for the wood strip, I lay in a thin strip of plastic between the wood and habaki.  If any of the glue squeezes out it won't discolor anything we care about.

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#12 Harry

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:00 AM

Before inserting the blade and habaki to serve as a clamp for the wood strip, I lay in a thin strip of plastic between the wood and habaki.  If any of the glue squeezes out it won't discolor anything we care about.
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Good idea. Thanks. I fixed mine this afternoon. Followed the procedure in the video. Made my own shavings with a hand lathe. It did require a little filing. Fits like a glove now. :)
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#13 Greg F

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 01:43 PM

I have done this on a couple different saya over the years with hinoki that I got from acheap saki cup from ebay. I used wood glue and haven't had any problems since. When you file you make sure you only file outwards and only with the saya pointing koiguchi down. Good luck

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 11:47 PM

Greg,

files are made to work in 'push-motion'.


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#15 Greg F

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:24 PM

Hi Jean, the small files Ive used I just hold it in reverse and work gently.

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