Dovetailed Saw Till

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Project by Timothy M. Shead posted 07-27-2011 07:15 AM 7077 views 31 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw till in poplar and walnut with dovetail construction throughout. Built entirely with hand-powered tools as part of the Hand Tool School curriculum. See additional photos at

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 08:09 AM

Wow, great build….......

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 02:21 PM

You just solved my saw-storage problem. Nice work, and thanks for sharing.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#3 posted 07-27-2011 02:31 PM

Beautiful work. Very inspiring.

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 03:03 PM

Wow, this is incredibly attractive. That’s a nice collection you’ve got to boot.

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

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 07:25 PM

Beautiful and functional. Well done. That hand tool school looks good. Must have a look myself.

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#6 posted 07-27-2011 07:34 PM

I make everything I can that I need but every once in a while I just want to say “make me one just like that”. This qualifies. Really nice job.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 07-28-2011 04:06 AM

A tilt worthy of all those beautiful saws!

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Lars Öhlin

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#8 posted 07-28-2011 11:35 AM

Thats very precise work! your a true craftsman!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#9 posted 07-28-2011 11:37 AM

Nice storage for what look to be some Very Nice Saws to boot.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 02-12-2013 03:57 PM

Looks great Tim. I thought you said you were having trouble with dovetails?? Where!? I eventually pulled the blade keeper board out of my til, it got annoying every time I pulled out a saw and put it back having to line up the blade and kerf.

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Timothy M. Shead

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#11 posted 02-13-2013 02:37 AM


No problems with the dovetails per se, but I wish I’d made the tails on that front rail above the drawer smaller … the wedging action from those things was tremendous … don’t ask me how I know ;)


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