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Project by Matt Stauffer posted 1222 days ago 2892 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my fastest project yet. I made this in just a few hours. I traced the profile of the saw off of my computer screen using the zoom buttons to make it the right size. The body is poplar that I had on hand. I’ve been meaning to get some walnut or some cherry in order to make this saw, but I needed something to use this weekend so I can get some more work done on my bench. I threw some gloves on and used the blade by itself to cut some dadoes for my bench last weekend.The blade is sold by EC Emmerich and the saw nuts are from Tools for Working Wood. Fun project.

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1222 days ago

great little saw :-)
nothing is like using homemade tools

thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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nobuckle

1120 posts in 1394 days


#2 posted 1221 days ago

That’s really cool! How would a saw like that be used? I know that the title says Stair buliders saw, but I don’t know what that means.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Matt Stauffer

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#3 posted 1221 days ago

“The Disston No. 6 Stair Builders’ Saw is used for trenching out stringers, making slots in stair treads or risers, cutting dadoes, etc. Removable blade may be raised or lowered to cut any depth up to 3/4 inch. Blade of Disston Steel with Disston temper, is 6 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide, toothed 8 points to inch. Hardwood handle, weatherproof finish.”—-Disston Saw, Tool and File Manual. 1940.

I am not building any stairs however. I’ve used it and a router plane to make a dado for the end cap of my workbench. A note on the blade is in order. It is made for the German style stair saw by E.C. Emerich which cuts on the pull stroke. I can position the blade in any direction, but it is just impossible to make a cut on the push stroke because of the aggressive rake angle on the teeth. For now I will just use it on the pull stroke, but the teeth could easily be filed with a more western tooth pattern making it pushable.

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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steliart

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#4 posted 1221 days ago

thats one fine saw u made
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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nobuckle

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#5 posted 1221 days ago

Matt, thank you for explaining how this saw is used.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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