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Project by mafe posted 10-21-2010 06:02 PM 3791 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw blade protection DIY
Protecting the teeth…

A little update for your saws on the road!

Many saws comes with a little plastic tooth protection, if you don’t have this, you can buy something close to this in the paper shop, since you can buy these plastic backs for projects, and use these.

I updated this plastic thing, both for strengths, and for beauty.
Simply cut a piece of Mahogany in size, made a rabbet that fit the plastic protection, then glue it in place with epoxy, and use a rubber O ring to hold it in place.

The last picture is our friend Napoleon using my new saw! Hmmmm, it was him that sponsored the wood, so I better let him!

You can read the Three LJ’s five saws test, where this saw are tested.

Here a link to another protection guard I made in a more vintage style:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23514

Hope this can save the life’s of some saws,

Best thoughts, and open smile,

MaFe

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





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stefang

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 06:07 PM

A lot better looking than the plastic Mads and surely can take a bump better too. Great idea!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 07:15 PM

Cool, matches the handle.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 08:30 PM

Very clever and looking good!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 09:01 PM

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Napoleon

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 09:26 PM

Great ide mr jig :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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mafe

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#6 posted 10-21-2010 09:29 PM

Mike, yes I like beauty!
Napoleon, now you have to make one for yours.
Rex, soda, mcoy, thank you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 10-22-2010 12:20 AM

yep looking good to your new jewelry but on the other hand isn´t it what assesseries have to do….LOL

take care
Dennis

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 01:41 AM

Great One! Thats a good looking way to protect your saws.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Marcalo

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#9 posted 10-22-2010 05:36 AM

What is the plastic called i’d like to find some for my saws

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lanwater

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 06:02 AM

Great idea Mafe.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#11 posted 10-22-2010 01:44 PM

I spend half a hour on the web to find the English word…
Its a plastic slide binder.
http://www.google.dk/images?um=1&hl=da&rls=com.microsoft%3Ada%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7SMSN_daDK325DK327&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=plastic+slide+binder&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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

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Marcalo

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#12 posted 10-22-2010 08:27 PM

Thanks so much for your time much appreciated!

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 10-22-2010 08:46 PM

Simple but effective ,so many times these details slip by us and then we damage our tools .
Thanks Mafe

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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docholladay

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#14 posted 10-23-2010 12:15 AM

Cool idea. That definitely looks better than just the plastic pieces like I have been using. I have thought about making new ones the way they used to. The way the old timers made wooden protectors for their blade, they would just take an appropriate sized piece of wood and simply saw a kerf with the saw. Then they would use a piece of string and a small piece of wood to twist and tighten the string to keep the protector on the saw.

Doc

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

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mafe

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#15 posted 10-23-2010 12:21 AM

Marcalo, job done! You are welcome.
The rest of you, thank you.
Yes I think when we invest in good tools we have to take care of them,
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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