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Dovetail Saw Rehab #1: Dovetail Saw Rehab

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Blog entry by docholladay posted 05-25-2010 05:48 AM 1271 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up an old dovetail saw at a flea market a while back. It was in kind of rough shape in some ways, but it cuts well. The handle had obviously been damaged. I actually think the hand was not original to the saw, although it probably is the correct style. Anyway, I decided that I would try to make a new handle for the saw. I downloaded a template for this style of saw handle from Gramercy Tools website. I took some rosewood and beech wood that I had and glued up a blank to make a handle from. The beech is sandwiched between two pieces of rosewood. The template from Gramercy also includes instructions for fitting a handle. It is actually the instructions that go with one of their saw kits. Anyway, I have a saw with a blade and back and a piece of wood to make a handle so, effectively, I have a kit. Anyway, I have cut out the handle and fitted it to the blade. All that is left is the hand work to round off all of the corners and fit it to the hand and then of course the sanding and adding finish. Here is a link to pictures of the saw before I began and also of the current progress with the handle template still glued to the blanck.

http://s870.photobucket.com/albums/ab265/docholladay0820/J%20and%20I%20Taylor%20Dovetail%20Saw/

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc



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#1 posted 05-25-2010 05:54 AM

sounds like a good plan

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 11:26 AM

Cool, post some pictures when you are done, I will fast go to the website and download the plans.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 11:42 AM

Cool site, but I cant find the plan! Can you mail it to me? It’s fine just with the link.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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