Tenon saw handle

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Project by jtruc34 posted 06-07-2020 03:29 AM 408 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to post it. I made it back in january, and I didn’t do anything since then, because I was to busy with university, and since quarantine, I stayed away from my parents house where I keep my workbench and my tools because they are at risk and I didn’t want them to become sick just because of my egoistic behavior.

Anyway, here is kind of my first woodworking project ever, at least my first unassisted project (I don’t really count the crappy plywood bird house we made in elementary school).

I made it because I was particularly motivated by getting pretty hand tools, and was particularly motivated not to pay four hundred bucks for a hand made saw while probably being completely incompetent to tell the difference from a cheap saw.

I guess this was kind of a pointless project to make first because I should probably have made a workbench first to replace the awful wobbly one that I had to use. But I guess too that any project is better than no project at all, and I’ve been procrastinated far too long for countless reasons (as I still am right now by the way).

So, here is it. It’s made of walnut, it’s a random piece that I found at a local store, that I took because I liked the grain of it while being totally underqualified to judge if it would be easy to work with or not or anything.

I think it turned out ok relatively to my experience (which is near 0). It’s finished with linseed oil and home made bees wax.

While I think it looks pretty, it doesn’t mean I didn’t mess it up (in fact I did). I cut the slot for the blade totally out of the line because I was too impatient to practice before. It turned out this bend the blade so much that it is completely unusable. I guess that those great things you learn as a beginner, but I kind of don’t care, I do those things to learn and not for them to be perfect (else I wouldn’t do it myself).

Let me know what you think of it and I don’t know what pertinent things I could add so I’ll shut my mouse now as I’ve already wrote far too much too say far too little.

By the way, sorry for my probably strange English, maybe even hardly understandable, as it isn’t my mother tongue. I do my best to have a more interesting language, probably at the expense of making much more mistakes and probably writing many sentences that nobody with a sane mind could understand.

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#1 posted 06-07-2020 05:55 AM

Looks okay, and yes you will have lots to learn, with any luck you never stop learning? Well maybe first learn to say just a little less?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 06-07-2020 06:58 AM

great job! i like it

-- Steven, California,

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#3 posted 06-08-2020 01:45 AM

I think it looks really great.

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#4 posted 06-08-2020 02:16 AM

I love the diagonal grain pattern, nice work!

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