Fun with hand saws #13: On your mark, get set... SAW!!

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 03-01-2015 09:08 PM 4308 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its been a while since posting anything about hand saws, but all is not lost.

I have been posting a blog entry every Friday on The Unplugged Woodshop. This past weeks entry was about hand sawing.

More specifically, on stance and grip. I also made my first video showing how I teach people to hold the saw and start the cut. (below)

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And last, I know it has nothing to do with hand saws, but I made the below box

Its just a small box made from some soft quilted maple. I cut the pieces when I still had a table saw, but for some reason I never finished the box. Until recently I had forgotten all about it.

This past September I was able to meet Andrew Gore, and see the Fred West memorial tool box. I was so enthralled with the tool box and Andrew’s work that I had a lengthy conversation with him about his processes. Since then I have kept his stuff in the back of my mind. When I was cleaning my shop weeks ago I stumbled upon the half made box and figured it would be the perfect thing to try out using dyes to do crazy awesome things. Its a pretty involved process, but one I will defiantly be using again.

So a huge shout out to Andrew for the inspiration, and I suggest that you check out Andrews site. Andrew Gore Woodworks.


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#1 posted 03-01-2015 10:14 PM

beautiful box what dyes did you use ?? I would like to try that on a jewelry box , it looks like quilted maple ?

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 12:18 PM

Good advice Jeremy. There’s a reason those horns are there. :o)

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 03:02 PM

Hey Jeremy,

For that box, what is that finish called? I have seen that a few times and do not know what it is called to learn more about it.


-- New to working and learning as much as I can :D

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 08:57 PM

Yes, the wood is quilted maple. I used alcohol based dyes.

I dont know if there is a name for that kind of finishing process. Multi layered wood dye possibly? I have never tried it with water based aniline, but I follow Keda Wood Dye on twitter, and it looks like they might be more helpful.

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 10:14 PM

I prefer the natural look of wood but I really like the way it looks ,I,m definitely going to try this on at least one of the jewelry box,s that I will be making in the near future and I know which one of my granddaughters it will go to and it will blow her mind . I will have to remember to post it, who says old people can,t learn ,I,m eager to try this Technic Thanks a lot . enjoy making saw dust.

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#6 posted 03-03-2015 05:55 PM

Big belly with that big beard! Holy… I always pegged you for a skinny little geezer!

Haha! Just kidding… Good vid bro! Just how you taught me years before you were a celeb!

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