Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #13: Saw jointer handle

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Blog entry by Bill Berklich posted 03-16-2019 07:28 PM 769 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Split nut screwdriver Part 13 of Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax series Part 14: Stanley #45 Chest »

Knocked out a second small project for the Swap to go with the Split Nut Screwdriver, a Saw Jointer Handle.

Generally the antique Stanley’s are in steel. This one is Osage Orange starting with a 1.5” x 1.5” x 12” chunk I cut squared and scraped a blank.

Then it was a matter of cutting a relief file and clearence for the saw. Then I installed a brass insert (I’d go steel next time).

Some sanding and some poly

A small brass thumb screw secures the file in place during use.

Looking back on it I think it would benefit aesthetically from some shaping. Another LJ’er boat tailed a plane in the manner of a 1935 Auburn ( It’s pretty cool so maybe at some point I’ll work at reshaping it.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 03-16-2019 07:42 PM

Hey, I know the guy who did that! Turned out ok, I hear. I would suggest sacrificing a tubafor or two to make test shapes. When I realized I’d cut my prototype plane too short, the pressure was really on for shaping the real one. No mistakes!

Thanks for the file holder. I think the brass is fine, but steel might look nice against the Osage orange.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Bill Berklich

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#2 posted 03-16-2019 08:52 PM

Yeah, I jumped into it all. I think I’ll make a few pine test pieces to shape and see what they look like.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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