|Project by JasonD||posted 10-15-2010 05:45 AM||1421 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My crosscut backsaw is an inexpensive Stanley miter saw. It cuts well enough, but I wasn’t crazy about the plastic handle. I took some measurements, sketched a new design up, got a piece of 4/4 red oak out of my scrap bin, and got to work.
The first pic is the finished handle, sitting overnight to let the BLO I finished it with dry. The second piece is a test fit of the blade slot after it was rough cut, but before I chamfered the edges and smoothed it over. The shaping / smoothing was done with a paring chisel, a gouge, and two rasps (1 rough cut, 1 fine cut).