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Project by moshel posted 07-18-2011 12:43 PM 1968 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got my two new Japanese saws from tools from japan. this is a dangerous addiction!

anyways, i thought that hitaving 4 saws (I actually have 6, but the ryoba has his own sheath and the other is more like a timber framing saw so its by the door) warrants a place on the wall.

after pondering for a while what to do i decided to go KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). the holder back is MDF (the blades don’t touch it, so its ok) and the holder is Rimu offcut with ~6mm slots cut in it (just went through twice with full kerf blade). the Rimu piece was cut 85 degrees on one side so the saws are tilted a bit (blade out).

Mounted french cleat on the back and voila!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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moshel

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 12:49 PM

Oh, these are my BAD chisels….

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 01:39 PM

Nice holder and nice set of Japanese saws…and the shop is looking really good. It must be a joy to be in the new place.

What’s the Japanese saw that is more for timber framing?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 01:42 PM

Just my Tajima pistol grip crosscut saw. very rough. I think you saw it before. I use it to rough cut recycled timber.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#4 posted 07-18-2011 10:44 PM

I love all the japanese tools… such a joy to use… nice holder for the saws.. just do not get addicted to chisels.. the are worth more than my mortgage…
Looking forward to seeing the clean shop on my next visit…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 07-18-2011 10:47 PM

I’m a pullsaw guy but I’ve never paid more than $30 for one. Are the nicer saws worth the price tag? Are even the cheaper “true Japanese” saws better than the big box Americanized ones? It’s an honest question coming from me. I can’t even use a Western saw anymore and at Japan Woodworker, then run from $20 to many hundreds. I’ve always been curious.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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moshel

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#6 posted 07-18-2011 11:29 PM

Oh Al, you have just kicked a hornet’s nest….

Anyways, these are in your price range but even within these there is a huge difference between different saws. I met with some local LJ and we all brought our Japanese saws. the two new ones are the outcome of this meeting. with the Kataba style saws, there is a difference with the speed of cut and the accuracy. with the backed one, the thinness of the kerf and accuracy of the cut are what makes it better. I have never tried a “real” Japanese saw – with my usual luck I would hit a nail after 2 strokes.

Never tried the fatmax ones. other than the fact that they cost more than these, they also look wrong.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#7 posted 07-18-2011 11:31 PM

Ah, and Larry – its much better!!! really. However I will be off during most of October… I even got myself 20m of hose for the DC!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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