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Project by PPK posted 07-15-2017 03:47 AM 530 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a saw on Ebay and made a new handle for it. I also sharpened and set the teeth and cleaned up the blade. Its a Disston K1, 12”. I filed it to rip cut. Shot below of the really crappy plywood handle it came with. I used Black Walnut. The finish is some oil wax. Boiled linseed oil, beeswax and mineral spirits heated and mixed together to make a thick finish. It feels and looks great on hand tools.

And the last picture is in honor of BearCatWood Brian… Go look at his saws if you want to see a real cutting tool!


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Man, I think even his STUMP is nicer…

-- Pete





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Hazem

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#1 posted 07-15-2017 04:57 AM

Nice. The finish looks great.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 07-15-2017 04:34 PM

You did a nice job on this handle.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Jacksdad

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 01:18 AM

I like doing things like that also, I have a $1 hammer that I replaced the handle on and it’s my favorite, I made mine out of cherry.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 07-16-2017 01:05 PM

Beautiful job!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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bigfrankk

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#5 posted 07-16-2017 01:25 PM

wow that really transformed to saw to an absolute beauty!

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Tim_CPWD

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#6 posted 07-16-2017 04:48 PM

Great looking handle.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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#7 posted 07-17-2017 11:50 AM

A true diamond in the rough.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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dbray45

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#8 posted 07-17-2017 12:10 PM

Very nice -
In many of the things that I have made. fixed, or cleaned up, when you get to the point of cleaning up your tools, that is the best.
You tend to fix them up to fit your hands and the angles that are good for you – and you use them more.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Mambrax

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#9 posted 07-18-2017 04:25 PM

excelent, super nice !

-- Let's do the best we can !

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#10 posted 07-18-2017 05:29 PM

Love the stump pics ;) great work on that saw. It has a “pick me up and cut something with me” look to it.

-- Brian Noel

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