|Project by bearkatwood||posted 08-05-2016 12:52 AM||1329 views||6 times favorited||21 comments|
So my crash course in saw making has been going well. I have been tooling up and learning as I go.
This set was made for Scott Hampshire of Hampshire woodworking
It consists of a large 11” dovetail saw with 2 18” depth pf cut and a 12” carcass saw with 3 1/8 depth of cut sharpened crosscut with 14 ppi. The dovetail saw can be used to cut tenon cheeks so with these two saws you can handle most work in furniture making.
The brass backs have my now standard scalloping and the carcass saw has a carved lambs tongue.
I have my new in-house photographer (my daughter) to thank for the photos.
She is young but has already had her photography featured in several art galleries on the Oregon Coast and has a great eye
Very cool shots.
The handles for this set are made from Goncalo Alves and turned out very beautiful.
I look forward to making more and have a few ideas on new styles. I have a few of the new tools for making these and some more on the way that will make it easier, as these are terribly labor intensive to make. I do it because they are so fun and challenging. I don’t plan on becoming a full on saw maker, but I will make a few sets a year for fun. There is such a cool feeling of getting one complete and tearing into some lumber to try them out. This set is a couple of great cutters.
Thanks for reading and maybe I will be making a saw for you someday.
-- Brian Noel