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Project by Isra posted 07-24-2014 10:52 AM 1175 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi to all. These are my last saw handles. The walnut one is for the Gramercy tools sash saw (a fantastic saw) and the maple one was made for an old crosscut “bellota” that I had for almost 20 years, it works better with that handle and a new sharpening than before, although it is a not too good saw plate. I hope you like them.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 10:56 AM

Nice work on these, they look great. Can’t tell from the photos – did you put a finish on these?, & if so – what kind?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Isra

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 12:34 PM

I used linseed oil, four coats. But I think is better to inmerse them in linseed oilfor 1 day or so. Also I am going to try for the next ones to heat the linseed oil and use it hot so it can penetrate more in the wood.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 12:50 PM

Isra,

These look fantastic!

What is the purpose of the split cut in the handle where the bottom joins the saw? It looks like the bottom of the handle isn’t attached to the saw? Just curious.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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stefang

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 01:32 PM

Exceptionally nice work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Isra

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 01:36 PM

I do not understand well waht you are saying, what i understand is that the lambs tongue is around the saw plate, and that is because the saw plate has an angle at the bottom so the saw plate gets into the lamb´s tongue. Is that what you are saying, or not?

Isra.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 01:51 PM

Beautiful saw handles Isra. What do you use for shaping that handles? Mostly files and rasps?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Isra

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#7 posted 07-24-2014 02:25 PM

Yes, files and rasps. The most useful rasp was the handle makers rasp from gramercy tools, it is excellent. thank you for your comments.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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summerfi

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 03:10 PM

Very nice work.

What is the job of forest engineer in Spain? In the U.S. that would be someone who designs and builds forest roads and bridges, etc. Is it the same in Spain, or more like what we call a forester?

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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Isra

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 05:01 PM

In spain is more or less the same, we manage forests, we make forest roads, and those kinds of things. I agree with your father about his favorite tool.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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theoldfart

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#10 posted 07-24-2014 06:59 PM

Fine looking totes. Fit and finish is top quality. Great job.

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

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Lucsdogs

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#11 posted 07-25-2014 12:35 AM

Very nicely done. I have an old crosscut plate that needs a handle. I just hope that I can make it as nice as yours.
Bernie

-- Bernie, Oshawa, Ontario

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