Dovetailed Saw Till

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Project by Timothy M. Shead posted 1100 days ago 3595 views 26 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 1100 days ago

Wow, great build….......

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

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#2 posted 1100 days ago

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 1100 days ago

Beautiful work. Very inspiring.

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#4 posted 1100 days ago

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 1100 days ago

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

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Don W

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#6 posted 1100 days ago

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 1100 days ago

A tilt worthy of all those beautiful saws!

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Lars Öhlin

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#8 posted 1099 days ago

Thats very precise work! your a true craftsman!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#9 posted 1099 days ago

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 534 days ago

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 534 days ago


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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