Defining saw handles

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Blog series by Paul Sellers updated 06-03-2011 09:07 AM 2 parts 12731 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Reshaping saw handles revisited Part II

06-02-2011 10:49 PM by Paul Sellers | 3 comments »

Well, hopefully you enjoyed shaping the saw handle and making it fit your own hand instead fo the minuscule hand the makers intended it for. I have always liked the wheat stalks on saw handles and here is how a accomplished it on mine. There is another method which I will show in a second blog using carving chisels. Here is the one I began in my previous blog, replete with wheat carved handle And here it is before carving began. Disston saws once had lovely wheat stalks carve...

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Part 2: Finishing redefined saw handles

06-03-2011 09:07 AM by Paul Sellers | 6 comments »

Treating the handle. Here is my finished saw handle with reshape, wheat carving and applied shellac and wax finish. I like to apply finish to my handles and shellac works well as both a sealer and coat build-up. I apply three coats. I sanded the whole handle to 240-grit. Spirit dyes work well for any colouring operations and I like this oak stain by Liberon. Minwax (US) would work too I suppose. The saw immediately looks old which of course it is. A rag works fine for this...

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