25" Crosscut Panel Saw

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Project by CartersWhittling posted 01-17-2012 07:21 PM 3809 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. This is the first handsaw I have refurbished. From tip to handle tip it is 25” long. I replaced the old handle with a handle made of white ash. I downloaded the template for the handle from the Wenzloff & Sons website. The original handle was too large and chunky, cheap hardware store type handle. The blade has 10 tpi filed crosscut with a 20 degree fleam angle. I got this saw for probably $2-$3 bucks at an antique store during the summer. Not sure if there is anything else to say. I hope this encourages other folks to try fixing up some old saws.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#1 posted 01-17-2012 07:26 PM

Looks great, Carter. I really like the appearance of that white ash.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 07:35 PM

Nice looking saw!!!!

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#3 posted 01-17-2012 07:36 PM

Very Nice.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#4 posted 01-17-2012 07:44 PM

Great job Carter, it’s a slippery slope you’re on now though. You made a fabulous job of the new handle. The ash looks nice.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 01-17-2012 08:16 PM

You did a wonderful Job on this hand saw ,it looks great.

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 08:24 PM


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#7 posted 01-17-2012 09:07 PM

nice saw. I like the handle build.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 01-17-2012 09:16 PM

Nice refurbish. I really like the handle you made .

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#9 posted 01-17-2012 10:34 PM

That turned out really nice. There are some hand saws of such a nature on my local Craig’s List. Perhaps I’ll buy them and give it a go. I love restoring old tools like that. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#10 posted 01-17-2012 10:35 PM

another tool soul saved, great job!

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#11 posted 01-17-2012 11:02 PM

Looks great, I also really like the ash wood for it.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#12 posted 01-17-2012 11:51 PM

Gorgeous. I am surprised how much I like the white ash handle.

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#13 posted 01-18-2012 02:56 AM

Wow! I never thought about doing something like that. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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#14 posted 01-18-2012 03:15 AM

Great look for that old saw

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#15 posted 01-18-2012 07:21 AM

Their right. Slippery slope indeed. First it’s just a couple of hand planes, then a Disston tenon saw. Next you do a Rockwell Jointer. Then you’re telling your wife that you NEED the 14” Oliver, cause its such a good deal and you promise to get it done before the move in a month. Haha. Great job. – Rich

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