|Project by RusticJohn||posted 02-24-2014 at 08:49 PM||760 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This saw was riddled with borer, had the wrong sized blade and had been overtightened until one arm broke. The only solution was a complete rebuild of all the wooden parts. Fortunately I was able to use the original parts as a pattern. I didn’t initially realize the blade was too long and so when it was first tightened up with the turn buckle the left hand joint compressed and twisted. It took a bit of late night brain power to get a feel for what was wrong.
All turned out alright in the end and the saw is now a joy to use. It has a very coarse cut so is intended for wet wood taken directly from the tree. Remade in Oak from an old cabinet.