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Western saw handle on Japanese razorsaw blade

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Project by liljimy7 posted 02-21-2020 09:13 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mounted a western saw handle on a Japanese saw blade. Not a gimmick but better grip than using a slippery rattan round wrapped pull handle.
Wood is 4/4 T walnut crouch. Finished wi boiled linseed oil, paste Wax & lacquer.
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI [email protected]





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 02-21-2020 09:29 PM

I tried that thinking the grip comfort was the more important part of it. I bent that blade into a zig zag tree.

For me anyhow, the mechanics of hand placement, and arm motion is different for Western, versus Eastern saws. I can only use that Eastern blade on a straight handle, and I find I am much more adept at using the straight handle, than the Western grip. So much so that I have a special Gents saw with a DT blade, mounted on a much longer handle than is the norm, and again, for me, it works very well.

Hope yours works for you, hopefully there won’t be 2 zig zag saw blades out there.

-- Think safe, be safe

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#2 posted 02-21-2020 10:51 PM

Beautiful work. Wouldnt want to drop it on the shop floor though.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#3 posted 02-22-2020 01:56 AM

That is to good looking to use. Better to hang it on the wall as an example of your fine workmanship.

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liljimy7

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#4 posted 02-22-2020 02:02 AM

Thanks! Forgot to mention the Starrett awl scribe installed thru the top of handle.
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI [email protected]

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pottz

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#5 posted 02-22-2020 03:00 AM

i think some japanese woodworkers hitting the saki right now-LOL.

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

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Acts65Woodworks

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#6 posted 02-22-2020 05:04 PM

that’s a beautiful handle!

-- Steven, California, https://www.instagram.com/acts65_woodworks/

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 02-22-2020 07:43 PM

Gorgeous work.

I wonder if I ma the only one that sees a dragon in the shape of that handle!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 02-22-2020 09:26 PM

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liljimy7

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#9 posted 02-22-2020 09:27 PM

Funny your mentioning that!
Actually in the process of designing a kangaroo dragon for the medallion mascot…. stay tuned.
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI [email protected]

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liljimy7

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#10 posted 02-22-2020 09:30 PM

Funny your mentioning that!
Actually in the process of designing a kangaroo dragon for the medallion mascot…. stay tuned.
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI [email protected]

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James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 02-22-2020 10:13 PM

Great design. My only worry would be that all that work would be lost if it dropped and a piece broke off.
Looks like the angle of the handle is correct for use on a standard height western style work bench.

Pulls saws are made to be stood over so your wrist isn’t at the wrong angle. Your handle is at the correct angle if you are sawing at the height of your work bench.

-- James E McIntyre

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liljimy7

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#12 posted 02-22-2020 10:41 PM

Your really up there. Don’t fall…
Why Japanese Woodworkers work on the ground with a horse or using feet as a holding guide.
The pictured small saw 10” long used mainly for cutting dovetails.
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI [email protected]

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 02-22-2020 11:01 PM



Your really up there. Don’t fall…
Why Japanese Woodworkers work on the ground with a horse or using feet as a holding guide.
The pictured small saw 10” long used mainly for cutting dovetails.
Jim

- liljimy7

That’s not me. He’s called the English woodworker. English, they’ll try anything to get attention.

-- James E McIntyre

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liljimy7

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#14 posted 02-22-2020 11:49 PM

An English woodworker using a Japanese saw…. actually can cut bottom up as well as top down.
Jim

-- JFS.brand (woodworker) Northville, MI [email protected]

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James E McIntyre

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#15 posted 02-23-2020 06:56 PM

Your really up there. Don’t fall…
Why Japanese Woodworkers work on the ground with a horse or using feet as a holding guide.
The pictured small saw 10” long used mainly for cutting dovetails.
Jim

- liljimy7

You’ll notice he has a large pile of shaving on the floor in case he falls on his head again. (:@)

-- James E McIntyre

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