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Saw Points #2: More photo's of the re-vamping of a 14" Tenon Saw Handle. aka the 'Brit Method'.

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Blog entry by Johnnyblot posted 841 days ago 889 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Saw Handle Remodelling. AKA, The 'Brit' Method. Part 2 of Saw Points series Part 3: Another Tenon Saw gets the treatment »

A few more photo’s in the handle re-modelling saga.

A bit more ‘Fettling and Fiddling’, re-shaping the lamb’s tongue-

A bit more filing and sanding

Wetting the surface with water to raise the grain-

When dry more fine sanding and out with the Danish Oil

Now all I need is to sort the sawplate out!

Before Photo- The original scruffy handlle…

...and after

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



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#1 posted 841 days ago

Great job John. You did really well to visualize that handle considering what you started with. I love all the details you put into it and the Rustin’s Danish Oil looks really good too. Are you pleased with it?

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

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#2 posted 841 days ago

Andy- Yes I’m happy with it cos it is comfortable now. However I think I like the new S&J handle more? It’s sort of less is more kind-a-thing? In fact I think I will probably base my homemade Dovetail Saw on it- if and when that gets done!
When this tin of Danish Oil is finished I’m going to use Boiled Linseed Oil- see _”Alburnam’s Archive -[scroll down to-] Archive Index 83- Traditional Oil Finish This guy explains it all so well.

Cheers

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

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#3 posted 841 days ago

I know what you mean about ‘less is more’. When I was restoring my backsaws, I tried to remain fauthful to the original shape of the handles as far as possible. That is apart from the Tyzack No.120. That thing was hideous and would have stuck out like a sore thumb in my saw till alongside my other saws.

I agree that article is very good. There’s something about BLO that brings out the beauty of wood.

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

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