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Photos step by step by Andrew Sato The manual is divided into four parts. Blade. Sheath. Cable. Habaki. To do the thinning will use a beam of wood with two set screws in it, the bolts serve to hold the file. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (1 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 The rafter timber will be put on the sink. I'll use the sink to reduce the thinn ing of the dirt and by the time she has - about 1.2 meters, working in a comfort able position is less fatigue. After taking all the dark part of the file and not leave any teeth the next step is to define the type of blade to be made. A file does not give many options in case of thinning, can make a dagger, a knife or a knife for sashimi as much, I' ll choose the Japanese model (both). In the next step will fix four screws on the wooden rafter. These bolts serve to hold the blade in various positions. In the case of the photo next to the blade is secured in a manner that allows the thinning of the corners of the file file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (2 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 At this stage I will use a log where I glued two magnets. The measures are the l og 9cmx9cmx30cm and the magnet will serve to hold the blade. Before you start ch opping part of the blade, painted with a pen type brush the part that would not be chopped thereby facilitating control of the measures of the blade. To have a good symmetry advise chop a hand up to half the thickness. For example, if the b lade has a thickness of 3 mm to 1.5 mm and then chop the blade is rotated and ro ughed up the angles to join. The blade is already in the desired format. This blade has a shaft at its thicke st. It used a pencil to mark the shaft and is then put duct tape on the blade. T he tape is placed on both sides of the risk, leaving at least two millimeters fr om one tape to another. In the small channel that was the round file is passed, the work must be done very carefully so that the risk be perfect. It takes work but is very beautiful. After the risk made by the file will increase the depth through the round file m ultiple times in the same place. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (3 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 Thinning should be done using a strain on the file and with a slope similar to t he photo.

After the whole process of thinning was done to temper. After quenching the blad e was left with minor flaws that are corrected with the use of a stone number 22 0. After the stone number 220 is the blade with this appearance. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (4 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 Next step I will only use sandpaper. I will use an emery Tinker number 320, so t hat the blade is very flat, wrap the sandpaper on a flat surface, can be a piece of wood or piece of metal and sanding until I take all the risks that the file left. After using the number 320 and 360 grit sandpaper will wear the number 500, I'm sanding the blade using water. Polishing the blade used sandpaper number 500,600,800,900,1000,1200,1600 and 200 0 the result was a mirror polished. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (5 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 To make the sheath and the knife handle so much, I will use a beam ipe. The raft er had the following measures 5cm x 5cm x 45cm and was getting sawed in half wit h strip 2.5 cm x 5 cm x 45 cm. The slats are chop using a single plane. After using the plane the two pieces of wood with the measures were ideal for th e next step. Measurements are 1.5cm x 4.5cm x 45cm Now the piece of wood is scratched, ing the timber into two sides, each risks, one for setting up the cable nd the last where is the tip of the a risk is made of 45cm long. This risk divid side 2.5 cm. The next step is to make three where it goes, the other half of the blade a blade, they vary with the size of the blade.

FILE: / / D / Documents% 20and%% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1 2023.ht m (6 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 The two pieces of wood have been scratched and the next step is to do the thinni ng of the inner part of the risk. With a small chisel will only circumventing the risk. Pushing the blade of the c hisel into the wood to about 1mm (one millimeter). The entire cast is marked. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (7 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1

The wood is chopped from the middle to the risk.€The chisel does not exceed the risk due to the outline done previously. Now I'll only increase the depth in the back of the blade. Thinning is done from one point to another. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (8 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 The first part was completed, and the blade should perfectly fit the mold. The two parts are complete, the blade must fit perfectly into the molds. Now is separated from the cable sheath. The size of the cable and sheath depends on the size of the blade. In the case of this work has the cable sheath is 28cm and 12cm. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (9 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 After pasting the two pieces of part of the sheath using a chisel to remove exce ss wood. After the chisel using a rasp to get the desired thickness, the rasp is used to not have the danger of splitting wood. The wood is already in thickness and the next step is to use sandpaper to wood. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (10 Of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 This is the sheath sanded with sandpaper number 220.320 and 400. I'll change the color of the wood using bitumen to darken. After the putty dry mass'll use for polishing. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (11 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 A few minutes later the mass retreat with a dry cloth. Next step will level the cable, it is important to flush the sheath and cable fo r sticking to wood fit perfectly. For leveling I use fine sand with water in the kitchen sink, this process can be done by gluing sandpaper on a flat surface. The leveling should be done until the piece is perfectly flat. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (12 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29]

New Page 1 Leveraging more. After gluing the two pieces of cable and excess material removed using a chisel. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (13 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 The next step must be done using the rasp to avoid damaging the cable. The two pieces are already in the desired format. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (14 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 The cable is covered with a layer of shellac to dry and then I wrap the cord wit h cotton cord. The cable is fully wound. FILE: / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023.ht m (15 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 After the cable is lacquered again so that the stringing not drop, the cable has been stuck before and after the shellac is dry put a hole in stringing to pass the bamboo pin that will hold the blade. The cable is then blackened with bitumen lacquer again. After the hole is made i n part of cotton cord. After the hole the cable is lacquered once more. To make the Habaki I use copper because it is easily thinned and has good plasti cidade.A plate is secured and sawed into a size more than twice the thickness of the blade. Example if the blade has a width of 3cm the board should be at least 7cm in height Habaki depends on the size of the blade where the Habaki will 3cm tall. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (16 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 The copper plate has been sawn. With the help of two pliers the copper plate is bent. Next step is thinning, with the file I am taking the burr material and hitting t he height of Habaki. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (17 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1

Now using pliers to hold the Habaki I am taking all the excess material. The format of Habaki is already set. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (18 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 Now with the song file is made a cut in the thickest part of Habaki. This cut is made to fit the blade. It has made a further thinning to remove excess material. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (19 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29] New Page 1 the Habaki already pornto. The Habaki is embedded in the blade, then the cable is laid. The Habaki can not come out on top of the blade if you have any game or device shall be used Habaki the hammer and a metal ferrule or even a big nail to decrease the diameter of H abaki. End of the assembly. file: / / / D / Documents% 20and% 20Settings/ntsc/Desktop/nova_pagina_1% 2023. htm (20 of 20) [05/14/2003 11:19:29]

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