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A Pair of Custom Brass Backed Saws

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Project by summerfi posted 12-29-2015 01:09 AM 3963 views 10 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of brass backed saws I just finished on commission for LJ BigRedKnothead. The smaller saw is a 12” carcass saw filed crosscut at 13 ppi. The larger saw is a 16” tenon saw filed rip at 11 ppi. The brass backs are the traditional folded type. The saw handles are made from cocobolo to match the custom handles on many of Red’s other tools. The finished saws are shown in the gallery pictures above. Below are pictures of the saw making process.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html





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bearkatwood

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 01:43 AM

Stunning, very nice. Do you need my shipping address?

-- Brian Noel

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 01:43 AM

Just saw those on the saw thread Bob. Absolutely great craftmanship!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 02:00 AM

WOW! Those are a pair of mighty beautiful saws, and I’m certain they cut just as well as their magnificent appearance. BigRed will find

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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BigRedKnothead

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 02:51 AM

They are everything I imagined they would be. I can’t wait to get them.

Interacting with a craftsman/person like you has been one of the most rewarding aspects in being a part of this site.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 02:52 AM

Wow, totally wicked!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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woodchuckerNJ

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 02:58 AM

Really nice job.

I’m jealous of Big Red…

-- Jeff NJ

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shipwright

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 03:44 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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woodcox

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#8 posted 12-29-2015 04:03 AM

A pair of stunners there Bob! Just wow!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#9 posted 12-29-2015 04:34 AM

Wow, and thanks for posting the process of how you pulled off making these.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 12-29-2015 04:52 AM

They are amazing, wish I had a pair myself. How do you go about etching/printing the logo? Red, you are a lucky man to receive these.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#11 posted 12-29-2015 05:09 AM

What a gorgeous piece of coco that is, Bob! A fitting match to your saw plates. Those will make some awesome furniture by Red’s hands. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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summerfi

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#12 posted 12-29-2015 05:17 AM



How do you go about etching/printing the logo?

- bobasaurus


The etching on the plates, spines and medallions is done by laser. I’m fortunate to have a friend who lives nearby that does it for a very reasonable price.

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#13 posted 12-29-2015 05:35 AM

Well done.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#14 posted 12-29-2015 09:19 AM

Goodness, beautiful tools or heirloom art? Your work is over the top, as usual, Bob!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#15 posted 12-29-2015 09:35 AM

Absolutely stunning. They must be a pleasure to own and to use.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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