|Project by AgentTwitch||posted 11-15-2014 05:59 PM||1735 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I was looking for a quick project before I spend some shop time working on the dovetail tool swap. Looking around the shop I found that I have plenty of 5/4 hard maple lumber, a piece of ¼ inch thick brass with a less than centered groove (my first attempt at cutting a slot for my previous saw), and a blue-steel drywall knife that was begging me to cut it up. So naturally I thought it would be kind of cool to make another dovetail saw that didn’t have to be pretty.
I really like the look of antique Windsor chairs, so that is the finish effect I went for. Since the drywall knife already had water stains on it and the brass was scratched, I aged a few of my split saw nuts to match the look. I rubbed out the finish with oil and it feels rather nice to grip. The teeth are filed to 15 ppi and added a light set. It cuts beautifully and leaves a smooth finish. Only time will tell if the dry wall knife will hold the same edge as the saw plates purchased from other saw makers.
Thanks for looking.
-- Regards, Norm