dove tail saw

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Project by dand posted 03-09-2011 03:30 AM 2385 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a saw i made after doing some trim work for a client useing a slideing bucksaw from lee valley. The blade is perfect once cut in half and put into a shaped handle. I tried to sorta copy the expensive dovetail saw from lee valley then bent a bit of brass over the spine from a picture frame out of the thrift shop total cost $16.bucks. works great.

-- Dand Kaslo

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 03:53 AM

TPI? Tooth set? Blade thickness?

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 03:58 AM

Very nice little saw. Looking forward to seeing some photos of its work.

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 05:54 PM

Nice! Could you describe the brass on the back more? What form was it in, thickness, process to completion?

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#4 posted 03-14-2011 01:26 AM

Hi, a bit more about the dovetail saw.
The blade is from a economy mitre saw. Lee valley has replacement blades. I used the 18 tpi but you can get 24 or 32. I think a more agressive blade moves the material faster but to each his own on that one. I don’t know the set but the kirf is 0.04” nice, fine and easy to follow your mark.
The brass, about a heavy 16th” was in sort of a u shape i flattened out the sides with a ball pien hammer and cut it to thickness with tin snips. scribe a mark down center, put it in the vice along center mark and put a good straight board against it and hammer it over , finally press it on the blade in the vice giveing it a good crank. If its still loose put some jb weld in it then tap on and let sit overnight it won’t come off.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

-- Dand Kaslo

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