more saws and a smoother

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Project by Wally331 posted 05-04-2014 10:08 PM 1773 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can see from the pics I have been pretty busy lately. A few of these saws went to LJ’s and a few are for me ;) From first to last the handles are sapele, bubinga, padauk, and sapele again. I’ve been working hard to develop my handle templates and improve my quality and speed of manufacturing. Once summer hits I will be able to work on saws almost full time.

I also threw together this little krenov style coffin smoother. I love the shape and design of the old planes but wasn’t about to make or buy a set of floats. Krenov style is quick and easy to build so I got the best of both worlds. Its my go to smoother now, wood on wood has such a different feel from a metal plane. I would like to upgrade the iron to close up the mouth a bit though. Woodriver no.3 replacement blades at 15$ each sound pretty good to me…

I don’t want this post to turn into an advertisement, but what do you guys think of this for a potential logo?

Thanks for looking and any input on either the saw design or the logo is much appreciated!

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 11:52 PM

Wally, you continue to amaze, great work ! Eye candy, very nice !
Etch looks good to me as well.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 12:37 AM

It all looks great.

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 02:45 AM

Mighty fine work broski. Thanks for bringing great saws to LJ’ville.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#4 posted 05-05-2014 01:54 PM

I like the logo – cut off green bay and give it to Michigan…

-- Andrew

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 12:15 AM

Nicely done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#6 posted 05-06-2014 12:29 AM

Wally, nice work as usual. A picky point, is the saw backwards?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#7 posted 05-06-2014 04:55 AM

Very Nice Wally!

-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 12:35 AM

Thanks as always for the comments everyone!
@Kevin, I would have to shrink the wisconsin shape quite a bit to get the saw to fit if it faced the presentation side. Not to mention that I saw lefty too ;)

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 01:14 AM

Married a lefty, understand the view. Saw on dude.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#10 posted 12-03-2014 09:08 PM

Do you make dovetail saws? Trying to find a quality saw and yours sure look first rate. Thx Seve

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