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New saw handle and wooden try squares

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Project by JasonD posted 10-17-2013 02:32 AM 4029 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My large rip saw is a cheap Stanley that I bought to learn how to sharpen. It came with a crappy plastic handle. After sharpening it, I made a new handle for it out of Red Oak; finished with Dark Walnut stain and shellac. The handle design is based on a classic Disston model that I found on the tgiag website.

I also made a set of wooden try squares to replace my metal engineer squares. The handles are Hard Maple and the blades are Red Oak. I reinforced the glue joint with Poplar dowels. The try squares are left unfinished.

The pics are:
1 – Close up of the handle.
2 – The rip saw next to my el cheapo Great Neck crosscut saw; which I’ll be making a new handle for soon.
3 – The try squares, 2” and 6” respectively.





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#1 posted 10-17-2013 04:47 AM

Mighty fine work JasonD.

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 12:40 PM

Cool!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 10-22-2013 04:06 PM

Great job on those fine tools. They’re very useful around the shop.

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