Home made Saws #1: Home made Saws.

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Blog entry by waho6o9 posted 07-23-2013 01:17 AM 1612 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Azebiki saw was made today and it was fun and it works.

Made from the same steel as my first saw, I think it was 1095 blue steel.

I made a paper pattern and use double sided tape and band sawed the pattern.
Then, I sandwiched the blue steel between the 2 half inch plywood patterns
and used a Makita grinder to make the saw.

After shaping the saw with the grinder I made a saw vise out of some oak so
I could cut some teeth into it. I gave a try on making one side a rip saw and the
other side a cross cut saw.

I tested it on an off fall piece from my work bench, one rip & one cross cut.
Oh Yeah, it works.
Thanks to all the good folks on the file and saw threads for all the help
and inspiration.

Assembled the saw in a walnut dowel and we’re good to go.

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 01:39 AM

Nice. My bench often looks kind of like yours – a jumble
of tools, screws, containers, shavings and offcuts.


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#2 posted 07-23-2013 02:40 AM

WOW! looks just great. should cut like butter

-- wiser1934, new york

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Don W

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 04:47 AM


-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 07:36 AM

Wow that is really cool! I need to get my hands on some spring steel…

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 10:49 PM

Lookin good wahoo. Really interesting styling. Howd the filing go for ya buddy?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 11:59 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

The filing went fine Stef, I used your 5”xx 12-14 ppi Simonds file
and it worked well.

Eric, you + spring steel = something great like your wagon vise build

Thanks DonW

Thanks Wiser1934

Yep Loren, an organized mess is better than idle cleanliness.

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#7 posted 09-09-2013 04:48 AM

Holy cow! That’s great. I have one but rarely use it but it is a lifesaver when I do.

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#8 posted 09-09-2013 04:52 AM

Thanks ward63. Did you get yours from Lee Valley?

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