|Project by summerfi||posted 10-06-2014 03:34 PM||3385 views||8 times favorited||28 comments|
This is the saw I made for Saw Swap 2014. The recipient was Norm (Agent Twitch) in Gardiner, ME.
The saw was patterned after the Disston No. 8 half-back, with a few obvious modifications.
The handle or tote is made from West Indian Satinwood. For a finish, I first dyed the handle black to bring out the grain. After sanding the black off, it received a coat of red oak stain. The final finish was several coats of satin wipe-on poly, followed by a light buff with 0000 steel wool, and a coat of paste wax.
The split-nut screws are hand made from 1/2” brass rod and 8-32 brass threaded rod.
I made the half back in my shop by folding a piece of 3/32” brass plate. The laser engraving of my logo was done by a friend who lives near me.
The steel plate is made from a re-purposed hand saw. As such, it has a few minor imperfections (a few specs of shallow pitting). I chose to use this rather than new steel so that the plate would be taper ground. A taper ground plate requires less set and cuts easier.
Here are a few more pics of the saw. It was fun to make, and I hope Norm enjoys using it for a long time to come.
-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html