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Pistol Grip Gent Saw

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Project by bearkatwood posted 04-21-2017 07:04 PM 1914 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an idea a few years back about the gent saw. And that was that I couldn’t stand them, they are so hard to grab the same way every time so you end up concentrating on the cut more than you should. There had to be a better way, some sawmakers give a slight bend to the handle or facets to use for registration. Woodworkers for years have sanded a flat into one side of the saw for this same purpose.
After thinking about how it can be improved I came up with my pistol grip version.
It feels like a regular dovetail pistol grip with a little steeper hang. It takes a little getting used to obviously because of the declined hang, but it is a nice saw to use for detailed work or through in a bag for traveling.
I am pretty happy with how they turned out.

-- Brian Noel





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 07:21 PM

Looks very comfortable to hold and I’m sure you’ll get good control when using it. It’s a beautiful saw all around.
Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 04-21-2017 07:31 PM

That is a well handled saw.

Looks like it will work well.

I modify many things in the shop too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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pottz

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 07:31 PM

nice work brian,i agree with tony looks like it would be very comfortable in the hand.hey i thought you were takin a break from saws for awhile? you got the fever huh,couldnt stay away.i dont blame yah,you make killer saws.excellent work as usual.

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

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bearkatwood

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#4 posted 04-21-2017 08:35 PM

These are just a small run that I am doing for Handworks in Amana, Iowa in May. Then I am making a set of saws for Jay Bates, but that is it darnit ;) no more saws after that until next fall.

-- Brian Noel

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#5 posted 04-21-2017 08:57 PM

That’s a beautiful handle Brian and makes a lot of sense. Not sure if you have seen this, but Airframer (Eric) did a similar thing to a Crown gents saw a few years back. If you haven’t seen it, it is posted here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91651

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 04-21-2017 09:01 PM

This is a nice looking saw and the different type handle is a good idea.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#7 posted 04-22-2017 09:20 PM

Nice job Bearkatwood and congratuations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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