Side project: Dovetail saw handle

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Blog entry by blue77 posted 03-15-2016 06:07 AM 941 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dove tail saw handle was in ruff shape.

When I first got the saw I thought that I would have to make a new handle. But having nothing to lose, I just glued it together to see if it would work.

It worked!

Now it was really just a matter of cleaning it up. I started by scraping off the thick layer of grime.

Then I sanded it down. I did not want to remove all of the character of the handle I just wanted to clean it up a bit.

I gave it a good coating of boiled linseed oil and I think it looks pretty nice.

Now it is just a matter of putting it all back together, getting it sharpened up and this old saw will be cutting wood.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 06:52 AM

It looks very nice, B. And, obedient to your will. Godspeed.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 12:49 PM

YAY!! Looks great, blue. Glad you saved some of its ‘history’.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 01:00 PM

Boy-o-boy, saying it was in “ruff shape” is kind of an understatement aint it? :-)

But nice save on the repair. In the finished photos you “almost” cant see the repair. Good to go for another 50 years !

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 01:33 PM

A save is better than a redo any day. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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