Knife maker saws - DIY quick and clean.

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Knife maker saws
DIY quick and clean

This is a quick and clean project, no measures are needed, no special wood, no skills.
When making knifes the Scandinavian way, you need some saws to hollow out for the blade tang and you need different types.
I have found out making these from jig- or construction saw blades gave me a chance to make what ever type I needed quick and on the cheap.

Also fine keyhole saws.

Here you can see a Scandinavian style knife and there are a link to a blog about the making:

1. A few of my little saws, handles from scrap or old handles I did not use.
2. Shaping the blade, can also be done with a stone or a grinder, just make sure to keep it cool, so it will not loose it’s hardening.
3. Drill a hole in handle.
4. Use the saw to saw a fitting opening.
5. Glue in with epoxy.
6. Here they are in my old shop and big brother watching.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 10:23 PM

Those sure are cute little buggers!!. Often you need something like that where nothing else will do!!

Nice going, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 10:24 PM

I actually thought I did post this, but can’t find it and had several questions on these…
Now they are here sorry.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 10:53 PM

Thx Jim, let’s just call them cute little ugly buggers. Smiles.
Best thoughts to you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#4 posted 11-23-2014 11:01 PM

Perfect timing!! I need to make a new, thin parting tool for small lathe projects and couldn’t decide on how to mount the blade in the handle. You save the day!

Thanks, Mads!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 11:31 PM

There’s nothing like the right tool for the job is there Mads and when you’ve made the tool yourself, that’s even better. They look good Mads.

-- 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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#6 posted 11-24-2014 01:17 AM

Great great great! Thank for share Mads

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 11-24-2014 02:20 AM

Thanks for showing these. I really learn how to make tools here on LJ’s. Thanks for showing us how Mads!

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#8 posted 11-24-2014 02:32 AM

Great project Mads, nifty.

-- I never finish anyth

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#9 posted 11-24-2014 03:16 AM

Nice work mads!

-- Rob, Ontario

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#10 posted 11-24-2014 05:47 AM

Very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 11-24-2014 07:56 AM

Those are really cool and no doubt, very handy. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 11-24-2014 04:44 PM

Easy fast useful.
Lew, happy to be able to even solve a problem, inspire, this is after all why we post.
Thanks guys for the words and thoughts.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Glen Peterson

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#13 posted 11-24-2014 09:54 PM

Another great idea for shop-made tools.

-- Glen

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 11-25-2014 09:04 PM

Very nifty Mads :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 12-03-2014 01:22 AM

I’ll second what Jamie said “Very nifty Mads :)”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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