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Project by bearkatwood posted 08-05-2016 12:52 AM 1258 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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
https://www.instagram.com/hampshirewoodworks/
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





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htl

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#1 posted 08-05-2016 01:24 AM

Very nicely done and I wonder where she got her eye for it?

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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bearkatwood

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#2 posted 08-05-2016 01:31 AM

Her Mom ;)

-- Brian Noel

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SuperCubber

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#3 posted 08-05-2016 02:03 AM

They just continue to amaze me, Brian. Nice work! When laid back Jay Bates gets excited about something, you know it’s something worth getting excited about!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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James Wright

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#4 posted 08-05-2016 02:56 AM

SO STINKING HOT!!! love the detail and focus on the little things! as ever! sweet job!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 08-05-2016 03:08 AM

Filthy good. Keep it coming.

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

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bkseitz

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#6 posted 08-05-2016 03:43 AM

Absolutely Awesome! I want

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#7 posted 08-05-2016 04:36 AM

More than just a Saw,, Art.!

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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Axle505

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#8 posted 08-05-2016 08:22 AM

Beautiful work! I need to get some of that wood.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 08-05-2016 10:47 AM

Wow Brian. It’s really nice to see your work. You really put your heart and soul into the things you make. You are a true craftsman. Thanks for sharing

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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KittyBearD

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#10 posted 08-05-2016 02:01 PM

SHARP! I’m looking forward to using one of your nice saws on something soon.

-- Kitty, West Coast

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duckmilk

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#11 posted 08-05-2016 02:07 PM

Beautiful job Brian. I totally agree with you on the look of the handles.

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

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bearkatwood

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#12 posted 08-05-2016 02:11 PM

Thanks everyone, and thanks Kitty ;) still waiting for the deposit on your saw. Hahaha.
Have a great day.

-- Brian Noel

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ki7hy

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#13 posted 08-05-2016 02:50 PM

Wow, I have been wanting to build a back saw of my own but I don’t have the confidence to get the steel shaped and the teeth cut. The shapes on yours are amazing, especially that front little slop sticking out. These are amazing. Fantastic job. Craftsman at his finest.

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WhoMe

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#14 posted 08-05-2016 03:21 PM

Really like the unique look out your saws with the scalloping.
So, would you consider the point on the end of the carcass saw blade a “nib” ??
I know it is the grain but the handle on the carcass saw looks really long but, the grain direction really makes the handles stand out and that is really cool grain.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 08-05-2016 03:30 PM

That is a beautiful saw. You must be very proud of that.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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