Saw Points #1: Saw Handle Remodelling. AKA, The 'Brit' Method.

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Blog entry by Johnnyblot posted 03-17-2012 10:23 AM 1604 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Saw Points series Part 2: More photo's of the re-vamping of a 14" Tenon Saw Handle. aka the 'Brit Method'. »

Hi folks
I recently acquired a cheap 14” Brass Backed Tenon Saw off eBay. A non descript saw marked Thos. Bloor, Leicester.

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

The handle was comfortable enough, but I thought why not do a ‘Brit job’ on it?
So out came the thick black permanent marker. ( not the best idea with hindsight) and on with the design details.
I basically wanted it to look more traditional, with the vintage details. (see Brits Saw Talk blog) like the one I already have.

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Some of the design work is self indulgent, but hey, nobody is gonna see it anyway.

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

There is something quite satisfying in using a rasp to re-shape handles.
Now it needs a few more tweaks and the rasp marks filed out then break out the abrasive papers.
Thanks for taking a look.


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 01:37 PM

much better now.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 07:07 PM

Wow! You really went to town on that John. Looking forward to the next part. It seems I’ve started something. :-)

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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