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Project by BrentParkin posted 04-21-2017 09:46 PM 2031 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to make a few saws for some time now. After deciding I would do it, I acquired the parts from TGIAG.com and Bob Summerfield and got to work.

The handle is Wenge. The saw is 14” long and canted. 2.5” at the toe and 2.75” at the heel.

I used it all day before posting this and it cuts wonderfully. Crisp clean kerfs right from the start.

Next up will be a Wenge handled 10” dovetail saw.

Brent

-- Regards,





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 04-22-2017 01:44 AM

Beautiful build, Sir! I’m quite sure you’ll enjoy it .

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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summerfi

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 03:48 AM

Terrific saw Brent. Definitely one to be proud of.

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

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 04:23 AM

Quite a nice addition to your tools!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 02:54 PM

This is a nice shop-made saw. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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PatesWoodshop

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#5 posted 04-26-2017 07:04 PM

Very nice. How much (ballpark) did the materials cost?

Did you cut the teeth with a hacksaw and a file? Is this filed to rip or x-cut? It looks like a crosscut but I can’t tell for sure.

I’d be interested in checking out the steps of the build if you were to make a blog or video.

-- By "Woodshop" I mean my two car garage full of wood and tools.

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BrentParkin

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 07:29 PM

I think that the parts would be about $75. The saw plate was completely made by Lumberjock Saw Meister Bob Summerfield. Bob cut the plate to my requested size, punched the tooth pattern I wanted and sharpened and set it. I am on a path to learn sharpening myself this summer when I take a class from Bad Axe Tools. After that, and some practice, I will do my own sharpening and setting.

The saw tooth pattern is a hybrid profile which means the saw can cross cut or rip. It is 14” long, 0.020” thick, and 14 PPI.

The saw bolts and spine came from Dominic at Two Guys In A Garage (tgiag.com). Dominic can also punch saw plates, but he does not sharpen or set them. I have a plate from him to make another dovetail saw next and will take that saw with me to my sharpening class to finish it off.

As for the hacksaw and file idea, I will be trying that out on a panel saw shortly. I have picked up some junk saws that I am going to practice re-toothing and sharpening on while I wait for my class.

I hope that answers all your questions. When I start the dovetail saw, I will photograph the steps along the way and make a more detailed project of it so you can follow along.

Regards,

Brent


Very nice. How much (ballpark) did the materials cost?

Did you cut the teeth with a hacksaw and a file? Is this filed to rip or x-cut? It looks like a crosscut but I can t tell for sure.

I d be interested in checking out the steps of the build if you were to make a blog or video.

- PatesWoodshop


-- Regards,

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