Carcase Saw

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It’s been a while since I posted a new tool I built. This is a carcase saw with a unique feature ..

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Regards from Perth


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#1 posted 1075 days ago

sweet! I like that detail on the bottom “Sweep”.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 1074 days ago

Beautiful, truly beautiful

-- Bert

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#3 posted 1074 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!! I am going to have to put this on my to do list. And from what you say you cant beat the price. I have seen saws like this retail for over 300 bucks! How many hours would you say you have in this?

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 1074 days ago

That looks great! I’ve been contemplating buying a saw kit from Wenzloff for awhile now and this just convinced me. Good work!

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#5 posted 1074 days ago


That is one sweet looking saw. Did you make your own blade and brash back or did you purchase or salvage those?



-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 1074 days ago

Awesome saw, and I mean awesome. Congrats and Enjoy!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 1074 days ago

Hi, Derek – lovely looking saw, and greetings to you in Perth!

Andrew C.

-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK

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#8 posted 1074 days ago

Derek, Would you make the handle from anything other than Jarrah.Nice work.
I found the Jarrah my friend was looking for right here in Tassie and he has now completed the job with a little help from my Marcou on the difficult sections (room was nowhere near square) and it gave a beautiful finish that needed no further touching save for sealing. I think I may have to get some more Jarrah too.

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Derek Cohen

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#9 posted 1074 days ago

Hi Ronnie

Prior to settling on the Jarrah, I began a handle in fiddleback Marri. This was a beautiful piece, somewhat like Curly Maple, but I decided that it would not be the contrast I sought with the brass, not provide a dark silhouette for the profile. I have also used Western Australian She-oak. All these woods are tough as boots as they have much interlocked grain.

She-oak …


Regards from Perth


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#10 posted 1074 days ago

Beautiful. Great lines they really give this saw a mean look. Lining up those two nuts is just showing off … ... . Nice touch.

-- Anthony

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#11 posted 1074 days ago

Gorgeous work, congrats on a job well done. I believe it will cut as good as it looks.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 674 days ago

I like the design of the handle. That sweep on the top forces the hand and forearm into a fore and aft stroke for better saw control.

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