Screws and Nuts for Hand Saws

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Forum topic by docholladay posted 05-14-2010 07:34 PM 6435 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2010 07:34 PM

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I have a dovetail saw that I am restoring/repairing. It is an old one with open tote about 9 inches long. It cust well, but the handle is damaged and some “well-meaning” former owner, replaced the original screws and nuts with regular old stove bolts and acorn nuts. it just doesn’t look right. Anyway, I am making a new handle from some rosewood that I have on hand and I would like to replace with the appropriate type of screws and nuts. I imagine that this saw originally had the type with brass split nuts. However, the more modern type will be fine with me if I cannot find split nuts. Does anyone know of a supplier that carries screws and nuts for saw handles. I really want to try and find them in brass since I think that would look much better with the rosewood.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 05-14-2010 10:39 PM

Buy an old junker handsaw at a yard sale and use those. I bought one last weekend for $2.00.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 05-15-2010 05:42 AM sells ‘em, alternatively, you can make your own.

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 01:54 AM

Lee Valley also carries them .

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