New Saw Handle

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Project by Chiaroscuro posted 01-08-2017 07:49 AM 1237 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this was my first saw. I really didn’t like the handle, and after ripping the first leg for my cabinet I was less than enchanted with the blade. I resharpened the blade but still didn’t like the handle. After scouring the web / YouTube, I decided to update the saw with my own handle. Blackburn tools supplied the hardware and the template was from and is a Disston Warranted Superior Crosscut template. The handle was from what I was pretty sure was walnut. BLO and paste wax finish. I had a moment of significant doubt when I was chipping and hacksawing off the previous handle, but I am very pleased with the results.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 01-08-2017 01:29 PM

Good workmanship

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#2 posted 01-08-2017 03:38 PM

The saw looks great. Thanks for sharing all your parts suppliers-I am just entering the slippery slope of handsaws and will hopefully restore one this year.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 01-08-2017 03:53 PM

Nice work looks great!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 01-08-2017 05:12 PM

Todd. this is a beautiful saw handle. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 01-08-2017 09:35 PM

Thanks all! Working on my frame saw (parts from the same supplier). Looking forward to finishing that.

-- Todd

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