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12” turning saw, blade and brass blade pegs are from Gramercey. I made this out of European Beech. I put a piece of plastic tubing on the blade to protect the teeth and my skin.
-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan
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#1 posted 01-19-2014 10:54 PM
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI
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#2 posted 01-20-2014 02:22 AM
Doesen’t make it hard to cut with?:-) :-)
Love the details, do you relieve tension when not in use?
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#3 posted 01-20-2014 02:36 AM
Nice work. I do like mine as well.
-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.
#4 posted 01-20-2014 12:19 PM
I split the piece of plastic tubing so it snaps over the blade, i also store my extra blades this way. I also forgot to mention that the handles are turned from walnut. You will notice tool marks on the saw, i believe a tool made by hand should show a few marks after all it is just a tool.
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#5 posted 01-20-2014 05:07 PM
Nice work! I particularly like that you have made radiuses at the ends of the crossbar, and its intersection points on the frame. This makes the saw more stable in use. I also note you have ‘eased’ (rounded over) all the edges which makes any tool more pleasant to use, and has less risk of damaging your work. I highly approve!
Very nice craftsmanship.
-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!
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#6 posted 01-21-2014 04:59 PM
That is a stunning saw. I have been thinking about building one of these, but you give me pause—the bar is et too high!
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