Dovetail Saw Rehab

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Blog series by docholladay updated 05-29-2010 06:14 AM 5 parts 22435 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Dovetail Saw Rehab

05-25-2010 05:48 AM by docholladay | 3 comments »

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 ...

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Part 2: Link to instructions for making and fitting saw handle.

05-25-2010 01:52 PM by docholladay | 1 comment »

I neglected to post this, but here is the link to download instructions for making a saw handle from Gramercy Tools. The instructions are very simple to follow and they provide some very useful hints to help in fitting the handle to the saw. In my case, the brass back for my saw is not exactly the same dimensions as the one from the kit, so I had to carve the groove for the to some slightly different dimensions than the instruction, but otherwise, I pretty much am following the instructions...

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Part 3: More progress made today.

05-26-2010 06:03 AM by docholladay | 0 comments »

After 2 more hours of work, the handle really is starting to “shape” up nicely. I did the initial shaping using a rotary tool with a rasp bit in it. Then started using files and 150 grit sandpaper to get it to it’s current stage of completed. Here are the most recent pics.

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Part 4: Posting pictures - try number 2

05-26-2010 06:10 AM by docholladay | 3 comments »

Let me see if I can get this deal of inserting pictures right. Let me try this again. The last picture has the new handle beside the old one.

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Part 5: All Finished

05-29-2010 06:14 AM by docholladay | 3 comments »

Well I have now finished the rehab of this old dovetail saw. After much sanding, I put some finish on it. I had planned on using tung oil, but changed my mind and applied 4 coats of laquer. Here is the handle after applying finish. Now for some pics with the handle installed. I think it turned out well. I will post as a finished project as well.

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