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Forum topic by 12strings posted 09-16-2012 08:09 PM 621 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12strings

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09-16-2012 08:09 PM

Has anyone else taken the black-handled back saw that comes with a yellow stanley mitre box, resharpened it, and used it as a Dovetail saw?

Is anybody else this cheap?

...Or is it just me?

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!


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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 08:19 PM

not done it but thanks for the idea,i’m not to proud to be cheap.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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GerryB

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 08:23 PM

Great Idea!

-- The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time. Edwin Bliss

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 09:08 PM

Being Frugal is not being Cheap….there IS a difference : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 09:10 PM

whitebeast , you should make this your signature or into a Tshirt : )

”i’m not to proud to be cheap”.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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David Kirtley

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 12:18 AM

Well, honestly, it is a fine idea for a tenon saw but I like my dovetail saws smaller. The little cheap gent’s saws and razor saws are great.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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12strings

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 02:34 AM

After doing this a year ago, I just recently bought a gent’s saw for smaller work…but I used this back saw to make all the dovetails for my tool chest. (see projects).

Plus, yesterday I found a old backsaw at a yardsale for $1. It’s currently sitting in some chemicals to remove the rust.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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Musiclogic

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 07:26 AM

great idea, will have to try this out….LOL it’s not cheap it’s practical, but if you’re anything like me, you probably revel in letting people know you are cheap, and really good at being cheap….LOL

-- a man never fails, he just quits trying.

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