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Hand Tool Journey #11: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 05-07-2013 01:35 AM 2004 reads 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Stanley SW #3C Rehab.. Done! Part 11 of Hand Tool Journey series Part 12: Crown Handle Replacement Surgery Done! »

As mentioned in my Workbench Blog I was planning to replace the gents style handle on my 8” Crown Gents Dovetail Saw with a more suitable one. This will be more of a photo essay than anything but lets just say most the pics are of take 2 of this event lol.

I am pretty happy with myself for getting the saw kerf cut free hand with nothing more than a scribe line and a HF flush cut saw :-) Sadly I was so “in the moment” that I forgot to take pics of the procedure. I hope I can still garner some Galoot points for it anyhow.

It is nearly done. I just have more shaping to do and then it will be ready to go. Pretty excited to say the least. I think I might be getting the hang of this wood working thing finally lol.

Pics of today’s work.

Stay tuned for more…

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 01:39 AM

Very nice work so far. Looking forward to seeing this one

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 01:49 AM

Excellent! What kind of wood?

Toby

-- Cigarettes and squirrels are completely harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it up.

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Airframer

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 02:20 AM

Thanks Mos! I am having fun with a rasp atm. Never really did much rasping tbh. Once you get past the learning curve it’s full steam ahead! Should be done tomorrow I wold think.

Toby Thanks! I’m using Cherry on this guy.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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OnlyJustME

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 02:24 AM

cool idea. nice job on it so far.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 02:38 AM

Looking great! I think you’ll have a fine saw when it’s done. Cherry is a great choice.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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lysdexic

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 03:21 AM

Eric, I am just joining the conversation. Where did you get the template?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Brandon

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 03:23 AM

Scott, look at these guys:

http://www.tgiag.com/saw-handle-scans.html

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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lysdexic

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 03:32 AM

Cool. Thanks Brandob. What a great resource.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 03:37 AM

Way to go AF, very good.

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#10 posted 05-07-2013 04:02 AM

wow thats freaking cool! Way to create an heirloom piece.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Airframer

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#11 posted 05-07-2013 04:06 AM

Thanks Guys :-)

Scott, I made round 1 with the template Brandon linked. I then gave the one from Gramercy a go

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/GT-DKIT.XX/The_Gramercy_Tools_9%22_Dovetail_Saw_Kit_and_Saw_Parts

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/prodimg/gt/pdf/GT-DKITXX_INST.pdf

it seems to have a bit more useful information on it AND comes with a host of instructions. They are both great templates though.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#12 posted 05-07-2013 02:12 PM

Very nice work AF!!

-- ~Tony

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