Dovetail Saw Rehab - All Finished

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Project by docholladay posted 05-29-2010 06:28 AM 2527 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you have been following my blog about my attempt to make a new handle for an old dovetail saw. Well I finally finished it tonight. I am pretty proud of how this turned out. The two woods are honduran rosewood and beech. The last picture is the before photo of the original mahogany handle.

Check out my blog at to see the progress as I went through this project.

Also, if you want to see more photos, they can be seen at photobucket

I hope you enjoy.



-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 06:30 AM

wow that looks great fantastic job

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 08:17 AM

Gorgeous handle. Nice work.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 11:54 AM

Great job. The Honduras Rose should last a life time. I turned a bowl from Honduras Rosewood, was a tuff turn. I learned a lot turning a hard wood like that.


-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 12:06 PM

Thats a beauty!
Hope it will bring you lots of hours of pleasure.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 12:19 PM

Very nice! A gorgoues handle that will last a lifetime.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 05-29-2010 01:01 PM

that looks realy sharp
congratĀ“s with the new tool
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#7 posted 05-29-2010 07:34 PM

She’s a sweety and I am totally jealous!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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