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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-09-2017 11:52 PM 375 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This may be a short blog….decided to use some of the Maple 1×4s in the scrap pile..

There was a 1×4 about this long….I ripped it right down the center, to make a pair of handle blanks. I had a few old Butcher’s Meat saws just rusting away…

This one is the larger one still sitting around. Two others supplied a few parts, and an 18” long saw blade.

Drilled a couple holes, bandsaw to rough ly shape each handle…there was a longer 1×4, it was ripped down to 1” or so wide..

Something like this. Needed to cut a couple tenons on the “stretcher” and set up to do a couple mortises..

Spokeshave and a sander to shape both handles. Jig to hold them while I chop a hole…

Dry fits


Handle #1, and #2

Got the blade and hardware set up..

“Top” of the saw gets a 5/16” All-thread, wingnut, and washer

But only on one end, This is the far side, rod is set into a mortise.
Test drive?

Not much as a rip saw…11 ppi is more of a crosscut saw…has almost no tearout where the blade exits..

Needed a coat of shellac to seal the Hard Maple..

Just need a place to hang this up at. Cost was about…$5 counting the Butcher saws for parts.
Nice, quick, cheap Project. I need to practice on using the saw…different grip than a “normal” saw.

Like I said, just a quick, little Blog.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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#1 posted 11-10-2017 02:09 PM

Nice, I may have to file that away when I need to make one.

-- Justin

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