Hand saw blade protection guard of wood.
Because we should care for our beautiful old tools…
This project is a no rocket science, right out the alley just do it project! So there are no excuse!
I was lucky to get this wonderful old saw from France, the carpenter who sold it to me even had taken the time to sharpen it, so the saw stands sharp as if was right out of the toolmaker when it was once born, and also he had oiled it up and wrapped it in paper, there were so much love with this saw.
I will guess it is a handmade tool from a little saw maker somewhere in France probably Paris since it was where I bought it from. I paid five dollar for this and was almost ashamed when I found out he had even sharpened it.
In return I will take care of it, and this I start in this blog.
As usual we start with love, old tools, and some recycle – the love comes from the saws old owner, the tool is the saw and the recycle is a piece of hardwood from a old parasol found in the street – ohhh yes and my love of course also.
It can be any wood and the dimension a matter of taste.
Start by setting your table saw to make a cut of app. three fourth of the height of it.
And run it through so you create a slice in it.
Drill a hole in the center that doesn’t penetrate the slice but just the wood.
Add details, carvings or whatever you like.
Put a piece of string through the hole, and bind a knob.
And perhaps do the same in the front!
(I did this after to be able to hang it on my work shop wall).
And this is what you get.
Who will not be proud to have it hanging on his workshop wall?
What can I say!
Yes I am a lucky man.
Who will not love to arrive with a saw like this in his toolbox?
Here a link for a more ‘modern’ version I made for my Vritas dovetail saw:
Thank you to our friend Wayne for being curious and always open minded, this blog is for you.
By posting this, I hope to inspire others to care and show respect for old beautiful tool, to let this piece of history go on to generations after us, and enjoy as we have the chance to play.
Best thoughts from my vintage heart,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.