How to make a Wooden Katana from hardwood flooring // Woodworking



I was inspired to make a wooden katana using left-over hardwood flooring!
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I have always been intrigued by martial arts and after watching Iron Fist on Netflix I had the idea of making my own practice katana. I had a lot of scrap hardwood flooring from our home renovations, so I found some really beautiful pieces and got to work.
Most of the sword is made from left over cumaru teak flooring that I recently used in our house. It has a really beautiful grain pattern and some elegant figuring, plus it’s extremely dense and hard. I had just finished watching Alec Steele’s series on making a Damascus steel katana, so I had a rough idea on how the whole thing went together.

First, I drew out the rough shape of the blade based on some online dimensions. I cut out this shape on the bandsaw making sure to leave a tang on the bottom that would fit inside the hilt. I rough sanded the blade to give the sword some definition and moved on to the tsuba, or hand guard.

I found another smaller piece of teak flooring for the tsuba. I used some calipers to measure the tang dimensions and transferred those lines to the blank tsuba. I drilled out this space and had to chisel and file the pocket very carefully so that the blade tang would sit snuggly into it. After I had a good fit,  I cut the tsuba into an oval using a paper template.

After researching how katana hilts are wrapped in cotton or silk strips, I decided to recreate that look with an inlayed contrasting wood. I had a piece of scrap oak flooring from my boys’ room which would look awesome against the teak hilt. While I worked on other projects, I had my friend Josh CNC out the hilt design and the resulting diamond pattern looked just like a traditional fabric wrap. I hogged out the inside of the hilt to receive the tang and once I got a snug fit, it was time to assemble the major components.

The tsuba fit onto the tang and the tang fit into the hilt. I added a kashira or pommel to the end of the hilt and it was all done. I finished the katana with some linseed oil and beeswax polish and it looks gorgeous! I am so happy to have my own sword and I feel like a true samurai!

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  • Wood Shop was my favorite class….Always knew what I doing in wood shop

    New York Guy 1990 July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Thanks, my grandma didn’t stand a chance

    Saitama July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • I think it's called a bokken

    Joe Mama July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Just being honest but The handle kinda look T H I C C

    MeowX Squared July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Give me katana please

    Lucita Narciso July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Give it to me please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please 😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    A R GAMING July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • oooh a floor gang katana

    Cloudy Skies July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that he looks a lot like Adam Hubler from Vat19🤔

    Secret Agent July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • I too enjoy doing stuff

    Banana_Pancake July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Too much work for a useless decoration thats gonna break just by shaking it

    Maou July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • "Anyone can make this with a little flooring"
    All the tools: Am I a joke to you?

    CRAZY COLTON July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • That's not a Katana, it's a Boken.

    Joey McWilliams July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • If you watch anime you would know that these things can cut through thick layer of solid concrete like butter

    Abilawa andamari July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Theres a lot of things that keep it from being a practice katana, as a real one would just be a katana shaped piece of wood with no guard(usually) or defined grip
    But this is still a very cool creation

    The 27th Baam July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Me with a butter knife looking at my lemon tree

    Erick Rodriguez July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • And there’s better?

    Galaxy Ranger July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • NONI this hard

    Galaxy Ranger July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Hey Bob, hope you're doing good. Since you made katana, could you make wakizashi to complete the traditional set of samurai swords. It would he really cool to see make other swords of wood.

    Josip Juričan July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • well technically it's just a wooden sword not a katana..

    MEEB ANIME July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Wonderful!

    Nguyen Stephen July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • buenaaaaa

    pep 1982 July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Amigo te quedó bacanito 😎🤩te hago una pregunta yo también quiero algo como eso pero me guío por las plantillas¿ No tienes unas plantillas para hacer una katana como esa?

    Eduar Deschamps July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Very nice job with the handle. Thanks for sharing

    Giovanni World In Scale July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • no metal detector can stop me now

    galactic tortoise July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Gintama! Hahahahaaha

    Rraf ¿ July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Is it against the law to carry a wooden katana in public?

    Mark Crane July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Thanks! My grandma wont stand a chance!

    atechocolate inpublicbathroom July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • A wooden katakana is actually called a boken

    Marsha Ware July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Now make a metal scabbard

    Unsociable G July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • can i buy this?

    LEONARDO CHEN July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Ah so this is how Gintoki gets more swords when there sold out

    RCT 223 July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • i love this sword that you make

    M. Abdaal Khan July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • shouldve cut some watermelons

    Xander Broughton July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Some guy: makes a katana out of wood flooring

    15 million people: hmmm interesting

    KHASEEM MC ANUFF July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply
  • Admit it, you're not gonna make it

    Legit Gaming July 29, 2020 9:53 am Reply

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