Someone cleaned my office and threw away the tsuba from last year thinking it was garbage! It was awesome and I hope I can recreate it as well this year. However, I need advice on flat string for wrapping the handle. I've thought about ironing some waxed thread flat, but not sure if that would work.
On a side note: As a summer job, Graham is going to be making knives and selling them. One of the collectors at the show last weekend was very impressed by his knife from the hammer-in last fall and has offered to buy the first mini he is willing to sell. I think it beats mowing lawns.