|Project by ErikF||posted 10-15-2013 01:18 AM||1369 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I really enjoy building furniture and have come to enjoy building the tools I use just as much. I am finishing up this tenon saw right now and am happy with the results so far. It easily cut a straight line through 8/4 beech. This saw is filed to 14 TPI, is 12 inches long, and has a cut depth of 3 inches. The handle is Chechen and I used some split nut bolts from Winsor Saws to hold it together. I used 1/4” carbon fiber for the spine and was able to slot it on my drill press with a slot cutter. I cut the plate out of .02” spring steel and filed the teeth by hand, I am finally getting the hang of it. I was able to sell my veritas dovetail saw due to the last saw I built performing so well. It’s very satisfying to build your own tools. I recommend it to anyone that hasn’t tried.
Now to get back at it…I have a pile of brass, copper, and steel backs that need to be made into saws.
Thanks for looking.
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