|Project by AgentTwitch||posted 03-07-2015 02:15 AM||1803 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
This is the saw that I made for an amazing LumberJock, ToddJB, for the recent Dovetail Tool Swap. The basic materials are African Blackwood, Brass 360 bar stock, and 1095 Spring Steel. I am using a few of his pics because I didn’t take many of the completed tool, oopsie!
The saw handle is modeled after the Gramercy Tools dovetail saw, I selected this tote for its small size, but nice curves. I ended up resawing the African Blackwood blank and saw the neat sap wood pattern. The brass back is a mix of styles that I liked; the bevels are similar to the Lie-Nielsen saws and the curved toe is like a traditional folded brass back. I shaped the saw plate to be similar to Bontz Saw Works dovetail saws.
The saw is filed at 15 TPI, rip. The plate was cut at a taper to be narrower at the front and wider at the back. The finish is Teak oil and wax.
The dovetail marking knife was modeled after the David Barron style knife using Kingwood and aluminum tubing.
I did end up damaging the saw at the last minute and had to make some repairs.
-- Regards, Norm