Japanese Pull Saw #1: Silky Saws Woodboy Handle

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Blog entry by WoodenGhost posted 12-23-2014 05:27 AM 1566 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hell you guys,

Do to very little hours at work at the current time. I’ve been a little tight on cash but really wanted to try a Japanese pull saw since I read that many people hold them in high regards. So going to woodcraft for some bed brackets I passed by the saw section.

I wanted one with the spine support since I have a cheap double sided bear saw. I tried to get a Takumi Dozuki replacement blade but it seems the spine is fixed on the handle and not the blade. So I looked around and saw the woodboy replacement saw. At $32.99 it qualified for the $10 off coupon they are offering. So I got that and my journey begins.

I’ve been trying my hand at wood working for about a month so don’t have much experience and basically everything Ive done so far comes out crooked or with very many defects so be gentle with the critiques, thanks.

Here goes!!!

We start with the blade. Ain’t that a pretty thang? (Sorry didn’t realize picture was blurry)

All made out of poplar since I have a few boards that were given to me.
Started with the middle spacer that is roughly 1/8” (planed it a little bit thinner) and the sides at 3/8” thick with the width of 2”.

On the 1/8” sheet. I traced where and how the blade would be sitting and cut it out with a coping saw.

And finished sanding it on the drill press

Planed the 3/8” boards flat (Well tried anyways lol) and traced where the 3/8” hole would be at

Traced where the blade will be at so I know where not to put glue

I forgot to take a picture but I used a 3/8” centering jig for some calipers I bought on McMaster-Carr to align the holes.

Then I drew how I wanted it to look. Sorry for the light lines.

And cut it out on my metal cutting bandsaw and did pleeeeennty of sanding.

With its temporary bolt on so I can use it for now.

And hanging proud with the rest of my tool collection

I have some outdoor spar urethane I’m thinking to use to finish it off.

Thanks for looking.

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