Walnut dovetail saw for young woodworker

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Project by bearkatwood posted 07-19-2016 11:40 PM 1512 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been fortunate in my woodworking experience to gain as much knowledge as I have, but it has been thru extensive studying and a million mistakes. Now that I have gained a bit of knowledge I try to give it back where I can and that is why I started making my youtube videos which I admit are not the best. But I have fun making them and if it inspires someone to try something new, all the better.
I have recently been learning as I go on saw making and having a blast doing it. So when I encountered a young woodworker passionate about learning and growing as a woodworker I thought what a perfect opportunity to give back. I have always been fond of the barter system, local woodworkers around here are always willing to trade products for wood and vice versa. So I struck a bargain with this young man and he ends up with a dovetail saw that will hopefully help him in his future en devours.
His name is Tyler Crum and he is a 14 year old with plenty under his belt already. He has quite a portfolio to show and his own youtube channel.

His most recent project has been a bed commission that in my opinion is very impressive for a young aspiring woodworker.

Here is his youtube channel

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I hope this young man goes far. Everyone of us that has some knowledge or an extra tool laying around for a young woodworker should be supporting these young woodworkers and helping them on their way. Thanks for listening to my soapbox lecture.
Be safe and have fun woodworking, give back where you can. Thanks.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 07-20-2016 12:31 PM

So sexy.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL,

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 01:21 PM

Your saws are amazing works of art, great job

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 04:47 PM

brian i admire you for helping out the next generation of wood workers we need too encourage young people to get off the internet and video games and actually create something real,virtual furniture doesnt do it for me.i was fortunate that my father and grandfather were talented wood workers and got me going at a very early age,it has been a skil that has saved be many thousands of dollars over the years.thanks brian for sharing this.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 07-20-2016 11:37 PM

Great job, that’s a nice saw.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 07-21-2016 03:12 AM

Beautiful saw Brian. Thanks for helping this young man and stretching his enthusiasm. So, what were the barter details ?

Also, I’ve got plenty extra tools. Maybe a few LJ’s could step up and we could make him up a gift box.! I’m in mssg me your address

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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#6 posted 07-21-2016 02:19 PM

As far as a gift box goes I am sure he would appreciate that. If you look to the top of the comments James Wright does a great service to young woodworkers and would happily pass on any extra tools to new woodworkers with his program. As for the barter details he will be working on a project for me.

-- Brian Noel

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#7 posted 07-21-2016 11:54 PM

I set up a post in the coffee lounge to send a few things his way;

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle"

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