|Project by oldwolf||posted 01-20-2010 07:46 AM||2392 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I have spent about a month searching ebay to get a few good, early period style, hand woodworking tools within my meager budget . . . fed up I have decided to embark on a journey of building and creating some of my own tools either from scratch, or by modifying existing hand tools to do the job.
The first project I undertook was to turn my Vaughn bear saw into a good backsaw with a real handle, I am just kinda fed up with the plastic crap for one but there are several other reason for this conversion as well. I also intend to put a disston “D” style handle on to the dovetail saw I own, after I recut the teeth. and I’m going to make a bow saw from scratch.
The handle is poplar, why poplar? it’s the only real board I had on hand for this project, remember I alluded to money being tight. It’s based on the Lie Nielsen open dovetail saw handle, with a little modification to fit my meat hook hands. For more information on the process, the reasons for the work towards conversion, or just for more pics of the project, please visit my blog to see most of what I’m working on.
Thanks for looking
-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/