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Forum topic by Barefoot posted 12-06-2008 02:46 AM 2328 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Barefoot

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12-06-2008 02:46 AM

I sure would appreciate some input on how to cut the slot for the blade in order to make a new handle for a Disston D8 hand saw. I have several with decent blades but ugly handles and Ive never been fond of applewood. I have a beautiful 4/4 Padauk board to use for handles. I thought about ripping it in half and router out the area for a blade and then glue the two halfs back together. Unfortunately that would leave the handle less than 1” thick. If I were to use two 4/4 halfs and then thickness it later it creates a lot of waste of beautiful wood. Therefore I’d like to know how did Disston do it.
Note: The top of the handle does not expose the blade and therefor I cant simply use a bandsaw


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#1 posted 12-06-2008 02:53 AM

i would build a jig and use a bandsaw.. a jig and a table saw would work but you would need a very thin kerf..

another way, build a jig and cut the slot with a Disston D8 hand saw.. i like jigs, you just need one to center the cut, perfect the 1st time

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