|Forum topic by docholladay||posted 06-17-2010 03:26 AM||1195 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-17-2010 03:26 AM
I recently aquired a very nice antique Disston No. 4 12” Back saw blade. The blade is pin straight, sharp and ready to use. Most of the original etch is still visiible. We are talking about a saw that originally was manufactured around 1895. The only problem is, there is no handle. Not a damaged handle. No handle at all. So I am going to have to make one for it. I just can’t make up my mind as to what kind of wood that I want to use for the handle. I have some beech that I could use and I also have some rosewood, but for those of you that have seen my recent dovetail saw restoration, I’ve done that before. I am tempted to go to my lumber supplier this weekend and simply see which piece “speaks to me.” Anyway, I thought I would throw the question out for you guys.
What type of wood do you think would be interesting to use for this type of project?
Let the voting begin.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc