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Project by sharad posted 2345 days ago 3428 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a temporary repair to my back saw and given it a new look. The handle had a crack which I have fixed with an adhesive and reinforced with a small aluminum strip. I could not get the saw handle fixing fixtures so I have used suitable nut and bolt. Some black stains on the handle are difficult to remove. A small three inch plane, round and flat files, different grit sand papers were the main tools used. Soon I am going to try making a new handle for the saw. Earlier projects on LJ helped me to do this little maintenance and I am grateful to those who have submitted them.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2345 days ago

Looks like a good job. Have you thought of making a new handle? That would be a nice project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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rikkor

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#2 posted 2345 days ago

Way to keep a good tool working.

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motthunter

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#3 posted 2341 days ago

Making a new handle would be a good challenge for you. Take the time to custom fit it to your hand and you will love it forever.

-- making sawdust....

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Eric

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#4 posted 2334 days ago

Nice work!

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2334 days ago

Here is a place you can get replacement screws, if you decide to make a new handle.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2333 days ago

Take a look at this beauty.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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sharad

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#7 posted 2333 days ago

Thank u Dick for the source for saw screws. I will get them before making the new handle. Also thanks for the pics. I will try my best.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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grovemadman

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#8 posted 2327 days ago

I think you should make a new handle as well Sharad. Possibly out of some native Teak or Ceylon Satinwood. Either of these would make fine choices for a new handle. Let us know how you do…

Shaanti!

-- --Chuck

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sharad

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#9 posted 2327 days ago

Thank u Shanti for your comments and for suggesting the type of wood locally available for the saw handle. I am very keen to make a new handle but waiting for the saw screws which I have asked a friend to bring from US.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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