|Project by Waldo88||posted 05-20-2016 06:47 PM||814 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
The starting point for this saw was a cheap Two Cherries saw. Then handle I made is from some very old (decades most likely) Cherry.
Resources I used:
- Paul Sellers blog post about the Two Cherries dovetail saw.
- Blackburn tools handle template
What I did:
1) Use two hammers to reduce the excessive set of the saw
2) File the teeth down to about half their original size
3) Reshape the teeth into a rip pattern for most of the saw, with the first inch more of a crosscut and the 2nd a transition to make it easy to start
4) Joint the teeth with the file and then sharpen
5) Trace the handle shape onto a 15/16” board
6) Cut the inside curves with my drill press
7) Cut out the rest of the handle on the bandsaw
8) Cut the groove for the blade with the saw, then used chisels to cut a mortise for the back
9) Shape the handle with a rasp, file, and orbital sander
10) Hand sand the handle smooth
11) Drill the holes for the split nuts
12) Finish the handle with 3 coats of homemade Danish Oil
13) Attach the blade to the handle
14) Sand off the Two Cherries paint on the blade
15) Wax the blad with some beeswax
It cuts exceptional; it starts easy, cuts fast with a very tight kerf and is very easy to control. And it fits my hand perfect.