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Re-wrapping Japanese Ryoba Handle

by builtinbkyn
posted 07-18-2017 04:23 PM


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Loren

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 04:24 PM

I don’t know how to wrap a handle
but I think with bamboo you soak
it in water and it becomes more
pliable. Tightens and stiffens up
when dry.

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#2 posted 07-18-2017 04:31 PM

If it were me, I would skip the bamboo and use good quality twine and wrap tight and then a coat of shellac. I have used this on several tool handles and works for me.

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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 07-18-2017 04:33 PM


I don t know how to wrap a handle
but I think with bamboo you soak
it in water and it becomes more
pliable. Tightens and stiffens up
when dry.

- Loren


Hey Loren. Thanks. However the twine is actually like traditional twine (like a string), but made from bamboo fiber I guess. One is already waxed and the other is “raw”.

I know there’s a way to wrap so there are no loose ends exposed. I think the end is also used to pull everything tight once the wrap is complete. I’m just not sure how to proceed.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 07-18-2017 04:38 PM

This is the handle on my dozuki. As you can see there are no ends exposed. The brass ferrules are there to protect the ends of the handle.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 07-18-2017 06:41 PM

Maybe this sort of thing:

https://youtu.be/O0CswybvtoQ

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KelleyCrafts

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#6 posted 07-18-2017 06:52 PM

Which saws you got there Bill. They look fancy and I’m due for a new blade in my dozuki which casts about what I paid for the saw I have. A fancy one would be cool.

Can’t help with wrapping. I figure if I ever need it I’ll send it to you once you figure it out.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 06:55 PM

2 words: Duct Tape

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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KelleyCrafts

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#8 posted 07-18-2017 07:41 PM

You can cut yourself on duct tape. Maybe duck tape?

I hate how everyone is confused by the two.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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Bill White

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#9 posted 07-18-2017 07:57 PM

Soak the bamboo wrap in water w/glycerin, wrap, let dry and shrink. Done.
Same as weaving a seat. finish is optional.
Bill

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#10 posted 07-18-2017 08:19 PM


Maybe this sort of thing:

https://youtu.be/O0CswybvtoQ

- Loren


:) I found that video when searching and have been at it since my last post lol This twine takes a heck of a lot of wraps since it’s so narrow. Thanks Loren. Just finished. Man that took longer than I thought it would lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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KelleyCrafts

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#11 posted 07-18-2017 08:59 PM

What brand saws are those Bill or are you trying to keep that top secret?

Link?

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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builtinbkyn

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#12 posted 07-18-2017 09:54 PM



What brand saws are those Bill or are you trying to keep that top secret?

Link?

- ki7hy


LOL no secret. I picked them up off of Ebay last year. They came from an estate sale if I remember. Made by Bridge City Tool Works. I think these particular saws were a special issue. I don’t see them on their site any longer.

The cord on the Ryoba was in poor condition when I received it and thru use, just got worse.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 07-18-2017 09:58 PM


2 words: Duct Tape

- HokieKen


LOL Man that would be something Rob Cosman would do. Well he’d use hockey tape though :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#14 posted 07-18-2017 10:05 PM



You can cut yourself on duct tape. Maybe duck tape?

I hate how everyone is confused by the two.

- ki7hy

LOL they’re the same thing. Actually it was first referred to as “duck” tape and then it became “duct” tape. The US Army enlisted Johnson and Johnson to come up with a waterproof tape to seal up ammunition cases. It earned the nickname duck tape during the war. Then it was used in the housing industry after the war, on HVAC ductwork. So it then became “duct” tape.

True story. It’s all explained here :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#15 posted 07-18-2017 10:10 PM

Now I thought duct tape was the thin metal tape used for ducting and the grey waterproof stuff was the duck tape. They aren’t made of the same stuff at least not the stuff I’m referring to.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#16 posted 07-18-2017 10:11 PM

Bridge city is out of my budget, they sure are pretty though.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#17 posted 07-18-2017 10:26 PM

Duct tape is duck tape and vise versa. The stuff you’re referring to is foil tape which is also duct/duck tape :)

I won them in a single Ebay auction for a little over 100 bucks. I think they were about 100 bucks each when new, so not a bad deal. Yeah their stuff is crazy expensive. I have a few of their other tools and also from Ebay and from the same estate auction. Not too impressed with the dual marking gauge. The adjustable t-square is nice though. That gets use.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#18 posted 07-19-2017 01:06 AM

A couple nice saws for sure and even at $100 each new that’s cheaper than I would have gusssed. I would probably pay $75 each for those so I think you got a bang up deal buddy.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#19 posted 07-19-2017 02:53 AM

Man those are nice saws, great job on the handles. I’ve got a Gyokucho 372 that I love – now I’ve got the urge to tear off the wrapping and do what you did. But no brass on mine, I don’t know what I’d do to the end. Keep a ball of yarn hanging at all times….ugh.

Guess I’ll keep my boring wrap.

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builtinbkyn

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#20 posted 07-19-2017 02:58 AM



Man those are nice saws, great job on the handles. I ve got a Gyokucho 372 that I love – now I ve got the urge to tear off the wrapping and do what you did. But no brass on mine, I don t know what I d do to the end. Keep a ball of yarn hanging at all times….ugh.

Guess I ll keep my boring wrap.

- ColonelTravis


Well you can make a ferrule, but it’s not needed. The twine is tucked at both ends. The video Loren posted above explains how to do it. It did take me over an hour to do which was way more than I thought it would take, but I’m glad I took the time to finally replace it.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#21 posted 07-19-2017 02:41 PM

You did a really nice job with that, nice saws too.

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#22 posted 08-10-2017 11:19 AM

... and what a nice fix was that even if it took a while :) !!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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