Saw Till

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Project by DonH posted 11-09-2010 06:04 PM 5553 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…. having bought a new drill press and built a fence for it (see previous project posting) I needed a project to try it out. So, I decided I needed a new saw till as I had filled up the old one and saws were getting spread around. The photos show the sequence of construction from drilling the holes to chiseling out the mortices, mounting to the wall and installing my hand saws.

I am a happy camper as the drill press worked great – especially the laser cross hair as that was a big help – and I have a new and more convenient saw till!

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#1 posted 11-09-2010 06:42 PM

Interesting concept. Nicely done. You obviously have a “thing” for handsaws!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Belle City Woodworking

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#2 posted 11-09-2010 06:51 PM

The only concern I would have with that design is I am an accident waiting for a place to happen. I would have to turn that around and mount it with the cutting edges towards the wall or I would inevitably cut myself. Thank you for posting your design. You did a fantastic job on it!


-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop - and NO not the one from Ohio!

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#3 posted 11-09-2010 07:36 PM

You know what, when I hang around sharp things I always cut myself eventually. In reality, the hieght of the unit and the set back of the saws are such that you would have to try hard to contact the teeth.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#4 posted 11-09-2010 07:39 PM

Hi firehouse

I do have a thing for hand saws and enjoy developing hand tool skills. I am not yet the sawyer I aspire to be but life needs its challenges.

Best regards

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#5 posted 11-09-2010 07:50 PM

Looks like you could Saw Till the cows came home. Nice project.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 11-09-2010 08:05 PM

Oh boy…..

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#7 posted 11-09-2010 08:42 PM

Hello DonH

A good concept and nicely done

An intelligent idea

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 11-09-2010 09:03 PM

Hi Diggerjacks – thanks

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#9 posted 11-09-2010 10:25 PM

do you have three RC saws sitting there? wow.I have a lot of saws and hand tools because I was unpowered for about 5 years, but those are way too expensive for me.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#10 posted 11-09-2010 10:41 PM

Hi Junior Joiner – yes there are three Rob Cosman saws – one of which is not available commercially, only 25 were made. They are expensive and the Lee Valley saws are a good option. The Rob Cosman saws are much more aggressive in the hands of a skilled sawyer (not me).

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 11-10-2010 01:32 PM

HI Don;

Now that’s a set of hand saws allright. Might be leaning towards some sort of dissorder. (like me and my carving tools). LOL

Nice job on the till.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 11-10-2010 03:13 PM

Hi Lee – thanks.

I was looking at your projects – you have made some incredible pieces!!

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#13 posted 11-12-2010 07:58 PM

Hey Don
This looks like a great idea! I’ve got to many saws and they are scattered around the shop area. Now, if only I had some wall space left.

-- Chirs in Ottawa

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#14 posted 11-12-2010 08:01 PM

I had the same wall space problem but a reorg took care of it – there is always a way to accomodate tools.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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