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Steve Rupp
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
So this is my little corner of the world. I'm here primarily as a woodcarver/worker, but my skills are no where near where I want them. What you see in my gallery is simply the journey I'm on to improve my ability while having fun.
Hello all, just wanted to chime in with the latest tutorial updates. I've finished the saya tuts!

Fits and Finish vid:…

Koiguchi vid:…

Saya Part 1:…

Saya Part 2:…

Saya Part 3:…

Kurikata vid:…

And of course, the official playlist:…

Hey....I'm....almost done? I've only got a few more vids to film? What am I going to do with my life?


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station8 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Hi Steve,

I just watched a good portion of your Katana YouTube tutorials and I'm just amazed.  You are a very talented guy!  

You mention in the beginning of the first video that you used to make them out of one piece of wood.  Are the videos from those builds still available anywhere?  I've been playing around making one for my son, and would love to see how you did it as one full piece.  I will try the more complicated build on my own at some point, but I don't want to build the boy something too complicated  - as it's likely to get abused - first time around. 

Well, that's it.  Just thought I'd ask.  Thanks for the great tutorials!

- Dave
san7446 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the inspiration, your ut vids helped me to get started on my own bokken katana projects!
MiyagiArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The for the guides on youtube Help alot. Makeing a katana, wakizashi and a tanto. You have any good tip to. Paint the hamon?
LazarusDeCain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
my work so far, thanks again for your tutorials ! (and happy birthday:)  )…
captain0marauding Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
I don't know if you still check this site, but happy birthday once again Steve. Hope all's been well!
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