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Vintage pad saw back to life
Yes you are allowed to call me fanatic…

I have had the luck to become the owner of some old pad saws, but could not get some blades, and would like to use one in my ‘out the house’ toolbox, so I would love to give it more than one type of blade…

For those who do not know these old pad saws, the brilliance are that the blade a hold inside the handle, so you can have a very versatile little saw in your toolbox, and the blade are protected.

I was thinking a combination of drywall-, compass-, keyhole- and hacksaw should be possible with this handle.
The only problem was the blades.

The blades for a reciprocating saw was the answer, and then 10 minutes grinding for each kind, they are cheap and easy to get.

(The funny little saw with the blue blade are a old handmade keyhole saw I made out of a jig saw blade for knifemaking).

Hope it can be to some inspiration.

MaFe

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





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Flemming

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 11:11 PM

mads, it’s hard to keep up with you these days!!

first time i’ve seen a pad-saw :) cool concept

what do you use the little blue blade for when making a knife?

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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mafe

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 11:37 PM

Hej Flemming,
I hope this can show the idea, you have the blade, and on the blade you have a tang, the tang has to get into the wood, to do this one method are to dril some holes next to eachother, and then to make the canal with a tool like this (keyhole saw).

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 11:41 PM

cool Mads havn´t seen the old ones before , I thought it was a ratter new concept
nothing new under the sun I gess…......LOL
and amazing how fast you come up with new things….....ups this most bee old stoff I know :-)
anyway ceep let them come

take care
Dennis

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#4 posted 08-23-2010 11:43 PM

waow beautyfull blade you have there Mads

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mafe

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#5 posted 08-23-2010 11:48 PM

Here are the knife.
Wood are stabillised, and blade are laminated stainless, since it was a knife I was payed to make for my best friends 40 years birthday, and he is a exelent sports fisher.
I have not made the blade, but all the rest.

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

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BigTiny

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 01:49 AM

So, not only are you a tool resurectionist, but a cuttler as well. Interesting…
I make scottish traditional dirks and sgain dhus (the little knife a scot carries in his sock when wearing a kilt). I get my blades from Sheffield, England. Where do you get yours? That’s a nice looking knife.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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mafe

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#7 posted 08-24-2010 02:09 AM

Hi guys,
Thank you Dennis.
BigTiny, yes I have to many intrests it has allways been a problem… that I love!
Yes, I also make knifes, it acually started as a meditative stress project years ago, I worked too much, and needed to give me some alone meditative time, and the choice came to the knifes, because of my Norvegian family always had such beautiful handmade knifes. So I took a weekend class, and learned the basic skills, and of it went. I made a few commision jobs, but still prefere to keep it a hobby, except I have probaly a to large collection of knifes, so at some point I have to sell some. If you have some pictures of knifes you made I will love to see it, it will be fun to see the Scottich traditions.
You can see some low resolution pic’s of some knifes I have done here:
http://www.felding.net/7knifemy.html
And there are also some in my projects here. Soon I will post a big post of knifes, since I had this question a lot since I came here.
Thank you for the compliment, it makes me happy.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 08-24-2010 05:10 AM

I recognized the reciprocating blade right off the bat…nice engineering on your part. The size of the saw should come in very handy indeed. Nice work on this unique style saw, enjoy and thanks for sharing…BC

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 08-24-2010 02:21 PM

Nice work, Mads. Yes, you are a fanatic but there’s no harm in that.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Div

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 10:37 PM

Hey Mads, that is a COOL idea! I’m gonna steal this one! Have a VERY nice keyhole saw here that can go to work.

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

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mafe

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#11 posted 08-25-2010 01:00 AM

Shit!

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

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mafe

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#12 posted 08-25-2010 02:59 PM

UPS! Sorry my French!
I mean Hits, and not shit.
That hits me Div…
Ok I lost my mind, never mind…
Forget it all, sorry,
Mads

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

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Flemming

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#13 posted 08-26-2010 12:13 AM

thanks for the tips mads :) beautiful knife!!
you’re a real source of inspiration!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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