Making a Small Panel Saw

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Blog series by Mosquito updated 06-19-2014 08:25 PM 3 parts 9136 reads 52 comments total

Part 1: The Saw Plate

05-15-2014 05:43 PM by Mosquito | 24 comments »

I haven’t got a very large workshop, or bench. I enjoy using hand tools, and often make small rip cuts at my bench in the leg vise. I’ve wanted a small panel saw, in the 16-18” range, for a little while now. I made the decision to try making my own, and a couple of weeks ago I ordered a saw plate and hardware from Two Guys In A Garage Toolworks ( I ordered the 6-1/2” x 18” x 0.032” thk small panel/half back saw plate. My blank saw plat...

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Part 2: Shaping the Tote

06-16-2014 06:51 PM by Mosquito | 13 comments »

Here’s part 2 of the video series where I make the tote for my panel saw. The tools I used for shaping it were just a standard hardware store “wood rasp”, a 4-in-1 rasp (also cheap hardware store variety), a couple of hardware store hand files, and a Gramercy Handle Makers rasp. I used a D-7 panel saw template from

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Part 3: Drilling the Tote, and Applying Finish

06-19-2014 08:25 PM by Mosquito | 15 comments »

Part 3 (final part) has been edited and posted. Thanks for following along! Here are some more pictures of the completed saw And a little bit in the sun to show the grain

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