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Project by ErikF posted 01-02-2014 06:03 PM 1445 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a half-back saw I recently finished. I had never used one before but they have an appealing look so I gave it a try. The saw cuts great and there is a noticeable difference in the way the saw handles with the firmness of the back. I filed the plate crosscut with 25 degree fleam at 10tpi. Handle is cocobolo and the brass spine is slotted.

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 06:08 PM

very nice work.

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 06:57 PM

Awesome saw!

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 06:59 PM

Interesting and a great looking saw. I never heard of ahalf back saw.

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

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 07:59 PM

Well done.

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 02:04 AM

Erik, what template did you use for that saw handle? It looks a lot like one that I have by Harvey W. Peace.

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#6 posted 01-04-2014 02:34 AM

I didn’t use a template to shape the handle. I did a rough sketch onto the wood of the shape I wanted and then shaped it until I was happy with it.

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 04:18 AM

Great Lookin Saw

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#8 posted 01-05-2014 01:07 PM

Nice work, mon ami! Cocobolo is my fav.

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 03:00 PM

Very nice saw. I’ve never seen a half back. What’s the history of it?

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#10 posted 01-05-2014 05:27 PM

Don,
From what I’ve read the half-back is there to provide additional stiffness to the blade while still maintaining the ability to make a deeper and longer cut when compared to a standard tenon saw. End state is an accurate cut with greater capabilities. Maybe there is more to it but that is what I got out of the reading and also from use.

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