|Project by JayT||posted 02-08-2014 11:59 PM||1528 views||8 times favorited||24 comments|
A while back, Airframer posted a project where he had turned a gent’s saw into a open handled dovetail saw. That idea bounced around my head for a while, until I decided to do the same. Starting with a Two Cherries Gent’s Saw, I then printed a handle template from Tools for Working Wood.
In my lumber stash, there is some nice air-dried, unsteamed walnut, so looked through for a piece suitable for a handle. Several pieces have a bit of sapwood and I thought including that in the handle might make for a unique look. After a couple hours of drilling, cutting, rasping and sanding, I’m very happy with how the result turned out. The walnut has some purplish undertones that really popped with a couple coats of natural Watco Danish Oil. I really like how the handle looks from the top.
Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.
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