Pair of joinery saws

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Project by midnightww posted 11-29-2014 10:33 PM 1481 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first attempt at a saw build, a carcass & small tenon set. The handles are bubinga and purpleheart with bronze hardware. Now if I could just sharpen them correctly…

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 01:27 AM

Wow. Well they sure do look amazing. I’m sure you will figure out how best to sharpen them. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Tim Royal

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 05:09 AM

Gorgeous saws, if you worked that hard at making them I know you’ll work just as hard at getting them Sharp!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 05:30 PM

I get you made the handles and they are beautiful. I understand you may have pressed the brass backs on the blades… but wondering how you got the blades? Did you make these cutting out the tooth pattern and then using a saw set to adjust rake and angle?

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 07:04 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. The bronze spline and nuts are from blackburn tools and the saw plates are from tgiag( two guys in a garage). The plate comes with the teeth cut in but are left to be set and sharpened yourself.

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 07:09 PM

I just watched a show on PBS about this. It was the Woodwrights Shop with Roy Underhill. The guest was cutting the teeth with a special punch machine which could be adjusted for the number of teeth per inch and also the type of cut, rip or cross cut. You might want to look for the program….

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-01-2014 01:40 PM

Beautiful saws.
Look at Brit:
He made the most wonderful blog on the subject.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 03-13-2016 09:30 AM

nice saws mate

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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