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Project by Wally331 posted 11-19-2013 01:44 AM 2397 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, I’ve been pretty busy lately, but I got a little time in the shop and was able to build this saw. It has a brass back that I slotted on my schools horizontal mill, and a .020 1095(I think) springsteel plate. I made he nuts by hand using 9/16 brass bar stock. I got all of my materials from McMaster Carr just for reference. The handle is padauk made in classic 18th century style, my favorite of course.

I filed the saw 11ppi with 25 degrees of fleam and 15 degrees rake. The plate has about 3 inches of depth and is 14 inches long. I built this saw as part of a trade for a Stanley 45 from Don W. Thanks for reading!





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Gary

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 01:49 AM

Smokin’ hot

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 01:55 AM

Very nice saw!

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 01:58 AM

Nice looking saw. The Dude would approve.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 02:00 AM

I’m impressed. I guess somebody has to make saws – but I never considered one being made in someone’s shop, by hand. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 02:05 AM

Exquisite! Absolutely outstanding! The handle is a work of art.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 11-19-2013 03:35 AM

Sorry Wally, you got the raw end of that deal, Don got a great looking saw and you got an old Stanley!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#7 posted 11-19-2013 04:48 AM

You do fine work Wally!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#8 posted 11-19-2013 09:31 AM

awesome

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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#9 posted 11-19-2013 09:58 AM

That is one beautiful saw.
Congrat on the build.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Oldtool

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#10 posted 11-19-2013 10:59 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship in this build, fantastic saw.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 11-19-2013 02:00 PM

Well done!

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

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#12 posted 11-19-2013 02:10 PM

Very nice and well done you deserve a round of drinks and a round of applause.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 11-19-2013 02:39 PM

Very impressive fit and finish, Wally! Nice to put a name with your face as well! :)

Your tote is superbly shaped! I’m certain Mr. Disston, Atkins, or any vintage maker of REAL saws would offer you a job on the spot!

I’ve been looking for something in my shop to trade for one of your saws…All I have is cheap paper signed by the US Treasury Dept. :( Buddy, expect a PM from me…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#14 posted 11-19-2013 03:00 PM

Nice piece, how do it cut??

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#15 posted 11-19-2013 06:38 PM

Wally, this is pretty sweet too.

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