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.
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 make bowls and spoons.