|Project by AgentTwitch||posted 02-11-2017 03:17 PM||1626 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
This is the swap tool set I made for ki7hy for the Fall/Winter 2016 Lumberjock’s surprise swap. It is a 9-inch dovetail saw with about 2-inch depth of cut. The saw plate is .020-inch spring steel, 15 points per inch, filed rip cut. There is about a 1/8-inch to 3/16-inch taper to the plate. The tote is modeled after the Kenyon dovetail saw, a mid 19th century pattern that I printed from TGIAG.com. The wood is 7/8-inch thick curly maple. I finished it with several coats of boiled linseed oil that was cut 50% with mineral spirits. The final coats of finish are polycrylic and wax.
The saw back is milled C360 bar stock (I like the extra weight it adds) that has a bullnose and light chamfers to soften the look. The brass split nuts were purchased from Alamo saw works in Texas.
I included a small bonus item, a multi-bit screw driver made out of wormy apple with brass ferrule. The worm holes were filled with epoxy. The handle is finished similarly to the saw tote. This screw driver was inspired by the Lie-Nielsen version using the same hardware, but a different handle pattern and wood species. The bits are made by Wera in the Czech Republic. The bits include: #1 and #2 Phillips, #1 and #2 Square, 5.5mm and 6.5mm Slotted bits. Driver tips are hardened to Rockwell 54-56. The screw driver will accept any other standard 1/4” shank bits. The bits are held in place with a very strong magnet.
These LJ Swaps are a lot of fun! If you have been watching, but afraid to participate, I would encourage you to give it a try. Thanks again, Dave for running the swap!
-- Regards, Norm