Hand Tool Journey #43: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #9... Saw Handle So Far..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 07-30-2014 02:48 AM 1117 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 42: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #8...Getting a handle on things.. Part 43 of Hand Tool Journey series Part 44: Stanley SW #358 Miter Box Restoration #10.. Calling it Done! »

I am not quite as far along as I had hoped I would be by now (I really wanted this wrapped up last weekend) but more important projects were on hand last weekend that took priority ( See the finished project if you are curious )

I did however, get the holes located and drilled and am about 50% of the way with the shaping. Thanks to LJ user Summerfi for pointing me to a link on how to locate the holes in an old saw plate ( here ). I took the premise for it and modified it in a way that made a bit more sense to me.

Then drilled, chopped the squares and test fit.. like a glove!

Then today I got my weapons of torture out and proceeded with the rough shaping (With a little help from my new shop helper)

I just need to finish this up and it will be fine tuning time for the box then adventures in sharpening lol.

Thanks for sticking around!

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

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 09:00 AM

Tote-sweet !
That’s French for ‘Great looking Handle’ ;-)
Good Luck with the sharpening, Eric.

Best Regards. – Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 01:05 PM

Looks great, Eric

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 04:29 PM

Locating the holes in the saw plate would have made me anxious. Looks great, nice job man.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 07-30-2014 04:33 PM

nice job.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 07-30-2014 05:30 PM

Man, ive tried that method of handle fitting and all I can say is yours came out a hell of a lot better than mine did! Looks damn good so far Eric.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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