At an estate sale last fall I picked up this EC Atkins rip saw for $2. Thus, it is a good candidate for a refurb but with only $2 at stake I am going to try my hand at saw handle reshaping.
The original handle is uninspiring and bulky. Although I may be tainted by the feel of my Bad Axe tenon saw, both of my D-8 handles is far better. The EC Atkins handle is boring and uncomfortable.
We have seen some beautiful saw transformations here on LJ’s. In this instance I am using my Bad Axe handle as inspiration and templet.
This is the result after a little trimming with a coping saw and bulk removal with the oscillating sander. This is just a start but all for the night. Hopefully I’ll get some time to work on it this weekend.
-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali