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Restored Hand Saw [New handle, hard wood]

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Project by heldercruz100 posted 02-17-2017 05:12 PM 427 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a old hand saw laying around my garage, it was part of larger saw that the tip broke and the handle started to rot, so I decided to try to make a new handle. The first attemps didnt go very well and I decided to try again with a harder wood. I ended up chosing hollow (azinho) basically it that tree that gives olives, but everybody uses its wood only to burn and theres a reason.. That wood is so hard, I must have spend around 4/5hours shaping and sanding but it stays really nice with vanish, almost a leopard skin type of finish.
There’s the project video, and feel free to share your tips & opinions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weGBqo5v9cg

-- Helder Cruz





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 05:23 PM

Good job, Helder. Do you like the feel of it? The wood looks awesome!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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heldercruz100

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 05:37 PM



Good job, Helder. Do you like the feel of it? The wood looks awesome!

- Ron Aylor

Love it, the wood is really dense so its heavier than expected for a handle, but balances everything when sawing

-- Helder Cruz

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robscastle

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 08:49 PM

Ah yes been there done that Helder! not quite as artistic as your efforts though.

-- Regards Robert

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 03:52 PM

Nice restoration job.

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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Matt Vredenburg

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 05:07 AM

Nice job restoring an old tool. I love doing this myself. You choice of wood for the handle looks really nice.

-- Matt, Arizona

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