|Project by bobasaurus||posted 06-14-2015 05:11 AM||1706 views||9 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this saw till out of hard maple, mahogany, redwood, red oak, and birch plywood (random small pieces and scraps from the shop). There is a magnetic bar inside the wood strips holding the saw blades to keep them in place. It’s mounted to my french cleat wall and seems to work well. At first I made each kerf with the saw that would go in that spot, but it was very tight-fitting and difficult to insert the saws so I re-cut all of them with the widest-kerf saw. There are a couple extra spots for expansion in the future, too.
The dovetails were kind of stupid in hindsight… the long grain of the maple is not very strong and split in a few places. I snuck a few angled screws in to reinforce it from the bottom.
There’s one rusty old disston in there that I have yet to restore, hopefully it will make a nice user someday. You can also see my in-progress plane till in the background.
-- Allen, Colorado