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Project by kiefer posted 05-10-2014 06:54 PM 2839 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little hand saw that uses a section of a coping saw blade mounted in the handle with a set screw that is threaded into the handle .The teeth on the blade are oriented so the saw cuts on the pull stroke which keeps the little blade from bending too easily .
The handle is made from jatoba and maple and shaped to fit my hand and about five inches long .
A nice little shop made tool and useful when nothing else will do like in cleaning out a corner or making a small round hole square even to clean some dried glue out of a tight space ETC .

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 06:57 PM

Great idea! And a useful way to recycle broken coping saw blades. I wonder how well a scroll saw blade would work?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 05-10-2014 07:03 PM

I think that maybe a little small but worth a try .
A small jigsaw blade used for scrolling is another option .
I have some needle files and rotary rasps now that I an thinking about other options and will give that a try but will have to make another handle .
Its fun making your own tools .

-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 07:33 PM

Nicely done Klaus. I so often need a saw similar to that and I keep telling myself to make one or at least buy a keyhole saw, but for some reason I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 07:38 PM

Man, wish you woulda posted this before I made that roubou bookstand (the cuts for the hinge/joint area). Need to make one of these and then make another bookstand!!!

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#5 posted 05-10-2014 08:35 PM

Nifty little saw. They can be most useful!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-10-2014 09:06 PM

Great tool and you are ready for Halloween now too!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 05-10-2014 09:20 PM

Fiuuuu! Awesome idea! Try to copy! Need ever one like this. Have more pics of the set screw? Thank for share.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#8 posted 05-10-2014 09:56 PM

Thanks for the comments guys I appreciate every one .
Here is a pic of the scews

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 05-10-2014 10:11 PM

A definite useful tool around the shop. You may not need it often but when you do… got it. Nice idea and work-up.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 05-10-2014 11:13 PM

I have an almost immediate need for one of those. Thanks

-- Jb Wo

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#11 posted 05-11-2014 12:01 AM

This is awesome. Great idea buddy. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 05-11-2014 12:56 AM

I see this being handy. When you need that certain cutter, you need it now. Good thinking Kiefer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 05-11-2014 01:28 AM

Hey, you’ve invented the galoot’s version of a jig saw.
Of course yours is quieter, prettier, more maneuverable, and cheaper.
Another kiefer classic tool. (The list is getting long.)

Excellent idea and of course, a beautiful tool.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#14 posted 05-11-2014 04:18 AM

Great solution

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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

every shop needs one of these!!

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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