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Project by harshest posted 03-13-2017 01:55 PM 973 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my new 14” crosscut saw. It is filed at about 14tpi. The handle is made from a piece of walnut crotch. All of the metal components (saw plates, folded brass back and brass saw nuts) are from Two Guys In A Garage. The saw template is from Blackburn Tools

This was a fun little project. Lost of time sanding and shaping the handle. Also lots of polishing the steel and brass.

It cuts nice and straight and fast.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 03:35 PM

Very nice saw. I also like your outdoor display stand!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 05:39 PM

Great looking saw. How’s it cut?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 06:01 PM

Very nice job!

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 06:23 PM

thats a beautiful saw,great job.have you checked out bearkats saws,he did quite a few last year.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 03-13-2017 10:09 PM

That is a very beautiful looking saw. I just finished my first handle and would love to tackle a whole saw.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#6 posted 03-14-2017 01:30 AM

Nice work, makes me remember that I have two I need to get one, one day… maybe… LOL

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#7 posted 03-14-2017 02:13 AM

Nice job.

I would advise against letting the teeth of files and rasps bump or rub.

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#8 posted 03-14-2017 03:40 AM

Awesome, looks kinda like one I made from Blackburn with a similar handle. Isaac produces quality stuff.

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#9 posted 03-14-2017 11:04 AM

Very nice Harshest, that handle is really nice! I have a saw plate from TGIAG, good stuff.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#10 posted 03-14-2017 01:05 PM

That is inspiring. Definitely on my list, but for today I’ll just have to be content with your success.

How thick of a piece of walnut did you start with? Did you have trouble picking the handle design from the myriad options?

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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harshest

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#11 posted 03-14-2017 02:06 PM



How thick of a piece of walnut did you start with? Did you have trouble picking the handle design from the myriad options?

- indelicatow

The piece of wood was just under 1” thick. I think the final thickness is about 7/8”. I just picked based on aesthetics. I like the way this handle looks.

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#12 posted 03-14-2017 02:23 PM

This is a beautiful saw and you have done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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