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Rehandled Dovetail Saw

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Project by Bill Berklich posted 01-18-2020 03:52 PM 426 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok – I’m not sure I’ll ever do that again. You guys make it look really easy but damn – getting that blade in the right position and tightened…

This is rehandle of a Two Cherries Gents Saw based on a video I saw on youtube (go figure). First, thanks to our friends at Blackburn Tool for the pattern and sizing. It fits me very well. The wood is Marblewood which is pretty brittle and a pain to work. Now that it is done it cuts wonderfully well but I have gained a new respect for all y’all that make these regularly. But like any “first off” it has a few minor problems like chips and how the back fits into the handle – it’s not pretty.

Oh, the other things in the picture are the prototpye tools I made for the LJ Spring Swap. Saw vise, Split driver and jointer. I would never have been able to complete this project with out those.

-- Bill - Rochester MI





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Andre

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#1 posted 01-18-2020 04:15 PM

Looks good, forgot about the Two Cherries saw, made a couple like that from Crown gents Saw, they needed some tuning but make great little bench saws.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 01-18-2020 06:49 PM

I thought those tools looked familiar! Wish I could say I’ve put them to use, but they’ll be packed in a box until sometime in April when I get to move into my new shop. But I’m taking a saw sharpening class in mid-April too, so I should have a good excuse to use all of them shortly after they’re unpacked.

Nice job with the new handle. A guy’s gotta start somewhere, right?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Bill Berklich

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#3 posted 01-18-2020 06:52 PM


I thought those tools looked familiar! Wish I could say I’ve put them to use, but they’ll be packed in a box until sometime in April when I get to move into my new shop. But I’m taking a saw sharpening class in mid-April too, so I should have a good excuse to use all of them shortly after they’re unpacked.

Nice job with the new handle. A guy s gotta start somewhere, right?

- Dave Polaschek

Loving the progress on your shop – looks like the Great Southwest is doing right by you. Happy New Year

Oh and I thought I’d show off those tools one more time ;-)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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swirt

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#4 posted 01-19-2020 02:31 AM

Looks great on that saw and a nice saw kit too. Well done.

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

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