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8” dovetail saw in cocobolo

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The rosewood for this saw and the following saws was provided by a buddy. I made this as a show of appreciation for favors traded back and forth and whatnot. He also lasered all the logos on a 1/2 dozen or so plates for me. I should probably make him another just for that :)

Alright, so. Brass back, sawnuts, and handle template from Blackburn Tools. Isaac makes some great stuff. I highly recommend it. http://www.blackburntools.com

It has an 8” .015 plate. 1-3/8” under spine. Filed 16 ppi rip. The logo could’ve been lasered a little hotter but beggars can be choosers.

Handle shaped with rasps. Scraped and then sanded with abranet up to 600. I used a drum sander to take the templates off and a large mill file to smooth the faces. Finished with renaissance wax and buffed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 12-09-2018 02:49 AM

Beautiful work…..

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#2 posted 12-09-2018 02:53 AM

Very nice work. Looks great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 12-09-2018 03:34 AM

Thanks guys

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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000

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#4 posted 12-09-2018 03:40 AM

Pretty awesome saw. Very clean work.
Bad ass wood, almost as nice as Alder, but you do what you can.

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#5 posted 12-09-2018 03:43 AM

Thanks man.

Yeah. Unfortunately, the guy who gave me the coco expected me to use it… otherwise… you know what my first choice would be…

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 12-09-2018 03:51 AM

Aw, another one. They are breeding like rabbits. Again, beautiful work Fridge.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 12-09-2018 03:56 AM

with the way this saw looks I can imagine just how hard you laughed when you seen mine for the swap simply one gorgeous saw GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 12-09-2018 03:57 AM

Let em breed says me!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 12-09-2018 03:58 AM

First rate all the way, very beautiful work.

-- Brian Noel

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#10 posted 12-09-2018 03:59 AM

Thanks tony but no way. Swaps are about pushing yourself and you did awesome.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 12-09-2018 04:22 AM

Fridge, major craftsman skills on display. Anyone would be happy to have one of your saws in their till.

I didn’t mean that like you read it.

Alder??

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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TheFridge

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#12 posted 12-09-2018 04:26 AM

Thanks Andy. I will do my best not to reply with something like,”nice catch on the backend.” That could be misconstrued:)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#13 posted 12-09-2018 11:08 AM

Pretty saw. I think I like a lower hang angle than you do, but I could be wrong.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#14 posted 12-09-2018 01:42 PM

That is a fine looking saw. Thanks for the link as well. This is another hand tool I really want to make.

I saw the Circle K cup and immediately thought about Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. But that was after I got done drooling over all of the pictures of the saw. Looks like you could make a saw like that for the Spring Swap and the only people that would be disappointed would be the ones that didn’t get one.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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TheFridge

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#15 posted 12-09-2018 07:55 PM

Much appreciated.

You never know Earl. I have to mill some backs and replenish hardware and plates first though.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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