Small Crosscut Saw

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Project by GeminiGuy posted 09-25-2010 05:34 AM 1987 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second of the small crosscut saws that I have made.
Blade – Cabinet Scraper 60mm x 150mm 0.6mm thick
Handle – Jarrah
Bolts – Brass saw nuts purchased locally
Spine – Aluminium extrusion lying about.

Had the teeth cut at 14tpi at a local sharpening facility, the blade is held in place with aluminium packing strips jammed in the U shape extrusion, blade was drilled with vanadium drill bits (only thing that can cut spring steel). Handle was shaped with various rasps and sanded smooth.. Cuts effortlessly…

-- Stillcruizin after all these years.. Greg, Melbourne, Australia.

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#1 posted 09-25-2010 10:56 AM

Well done. Making your own sounds fun. What does it cost to ahve a shop cut that for you? I have no idea is why I ask. Might have to make one. Thx

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 09-25-2010 01:55 PM

very nice saw,, looks like just the right length for small cuts…i’ll have to look up aluminium extrusion..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 09-25-2010 02:34 PM

Very nicely done. Looks like it would be a very handy size to have at the bench. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 09-26-2010 12:24 AM

you realy have fun making them
but isn´t it on time you learn to sharpen them your self ….lol

take care

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#5 posted 09-26-2010 12:28 AM

Sweet. Never heard of anyone making their own before.

And those vanadium drill bits sound cool. I love the name.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 09-26-2010 02:29 AM

To have the shopt cut the teeth, was only $12..

-- Stillcruizin after all these years.. Greg, Melbourne, Australia.

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