|Project by robscastle||posted 03-03-2015 08:55 PM||1047 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My impromptu Little Project
With all the rain we have been getting of late, I needed to prune up some of the bushes around my place.
I had this green plastic folding saw for ages, (possibly over 20 years or more) it also saw (pun) service with the ARMY as I always had it in my backpack somewhere when I was on patrol.
It was a great tool very sharp and I always preserved it upon completion of work.
I am not sure where it was made but it was brilliant at cutting and used within its design it always worked well.
Last week while I was using it the plastic hinge head broke mid way through a job and the blade departed.
Rats I thought that was a really good saw!
As I had just finished a few more potato Crates I had a piece of recycled jarah left over.
So out with the bandsaw and belt sander and drill and fabricated a replacement, it does not fold but allowed the saw to live on.
1. Trace the outline onto the piece of Jarah.
2. Cut the profile out and remove the rough edges.
3. Using the band saw again cut a blade recess into the end.
4. Next onto to the belt sander progressively sanding the contours with 60 g 80 g 100 g and finishing with 240 g.
5. Counter bored one side with a forstner bit for the screw head.
6. Drilled completly throught to the other side with a very small drill ( about 3mm)
7. Used the exit point to locate the forstner bit again and counter bored again for the lock nut.
8. Enlarged the center hole to allow the original bolt to be refitted.
9. Reassembled everything and tightend it all up clamping the blade tight.
10. A test run revealed a good fix, no folding aspect any more and so back to complete the pruning job.
Dont you just love having tools at home !!
Just a bit of trivia
If I ever find another one I would buy it without another thought!
-- Regards Robert