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Project by BrentParkin posted 06-15-2017 09:20 PM 849 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Was really happy today to complete a new saw build. This dovetail saw has a cherry handle finished with oil and wax. The saw will be my project saw to take to a Bad Axe Tools sharpening class where I will learn to sharpen it and can then put it to use.

-- Regards,





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JADobson

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#1 posted 06-15-2017 09:30 PM

Looks fantastic Brent. Where do you get your steel for the plate? I’ve wanted to build a saw but have had a heck of a time sourcing steel.

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

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BrentParkin

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#2 posted 06-15-2017 11:12 PM

Well the parts came from TGIAG.com The unfortunate part is Dominic does not ship to Canada. So you have to find a way to get the package. I had him ship to a hotel we were staying at in Phoenix last February. Some folks have places they can pick things up in Plentywood or other U.S. border towns. I sure wish I could figure out how to do that.

-- Regards,

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Grumpymike

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#3 posted 06-15-2017 11:57 PM

If you shipped it to a LJ in the states, and he shipped it to you, would that make us an international smuggler?
Or is the shipping costs to spendy

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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JADobson

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#4 posted 06-16-2017 01:42 AM

Yeah, I was looking at mcmaster carr and while the steel itself is quite reasonable the shipping is murder.

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

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BrentParkin

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#5 posted 06-16-2017 02:16 AM

Grumpy it would not make anyone a smuggler LOL. I don’t know why Dominic won’t ship to Canada, the paperwork is really nothing. Postage is postage though. I’m used to being beat up by shipping charges. It’s when I find that one place I want to order from and they simply won’t send it to Canada. We are neighbors for Petes sake!! I have a trip planned next winter so I guess I will order then and have it shipped to a hotel again.

It’s all part of the adventure. LOL

Here is what I made with the other parts from TGIAG and a saw plate from Bob Summerfield.

-- Regards,

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-16-2017 03:05 PM

This is a very nice shop-made saw.

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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BrentParkin

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#7 posted 06-17-2017 12:07 AM

You know I sort of forgot that I read this somewhere…. The spring steel in a drywall knife can be used to make saw blades. Run down to Princess Auto, grab a big taping knife, tape on a tooth template and file in some teeth. You can remove the bluing on the plate using Sparkle toilet cleaner from Canadian Tire.

I might try this myself at some point. Just use a back from a dead garage sale find backsaw and off you go.

Brent


Looks fantastic Brent. Where do you get your steel for the plate? I ve wanted to build a saw but have had a heck of a time sourcing steel.

- JADobson


-- Regards,

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