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Project by Derek Cohen posted 08-19-2011 05:49 PM 2155 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 ..

The full story is here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/CarcaseSaw.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 08-19-2011 05:54 PM

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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b2rtch

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 07:24 PM

Beautiful, truly beautiful

-- Bert

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Michael1

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 08:05 PM

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, http://www.scicaskets.com

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CrazyCraftsman

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#4 posted 08-19-2011 08:46 PM

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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docholladay

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#5 posted 08-19-2011 09:57 PM

Derek,

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

Thanks,

Doc

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 08-19-2011 10:10 PM

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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hingeman

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#7 posted 08-19-2011 10:37 PM

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

Andrew C.

-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK http://www.box-making.com

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ronniebo

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#8 posted 08-20-2011 03:26 AM

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 08-20-2011 03:53 AM

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 …

Link: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/EntryforAustralianWoodReview2009.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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woodzy

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#10 posted 08-20-2011 05:35 AM

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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BTKS

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#11 posted 08-20-2011 08:00 AM

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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MrRon

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#12 posted 09-22-2012 07:53 PM

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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