Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'rehandle'

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #17: Gents Saw Upgrade

01-19-2020 01:34 AM by Bill Berklich | 3 comments »

After seeing the Youtube video on this I really wanted to try it out myself. So I started with a Two Cherries Gents Saw that’s been laying around collecting dust. I pulled the handle – and reused it as a file handle. Then cut/trim the plate. I used a Blackburn Tools handle pattern and pasted it on a 4/4 slab of Marblewood and cut the basic shape on the bandsaw. Lots of work with rasps, files, and sandpaper brought the hand to shape the came the critical cut. The sli...

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Ball-Peen Hammer Upgrade - Need Advice

06-06-2017 12:03 PM by HokieKen | 22 comments »

Last Father’s Day, I made a set of screwdrivers for my FIL. Well he loved them and so I’ve decided to make it a tradition every year. So this year I’ve decided to make him a set of hammers… well sort of. Not “make” but “upgrade”. Recently a guy I work with showed me a set of ball-peen hammers he bought at harbor freight. He said he was shocked at the quality. And, he was right. They are well forged, quality, carbon steel. He’s be...

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Saw Making #1: A Borg Backsaw

05-07-2016 07:44 PM by AgentTwitch | 7 comments »

I thought it would be interesting to try another inexpensive build and decided to re-purpose one of the Home Depot Husky 14” backsaws that sell for a little less than $9 USD. Here it is in its natural environment. On first inspection, you see that its made in the USA (from global components), but is made from high carbon spring steel, is .032” thick and the plate is not etched. The folded steel back of this is my least favorite part, and I debated slotting a piece of brass,...

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