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Saw Swap 2014

by waho6o9
posted 06-02-2014 06:51 PM


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Ripthorn

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 07:10 PM

I’m going to have to get in on this one! I’ve got a practice saw ready for me to have at it to get ready for the real deal. So stoked!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 07:18 PM

Welcome aboard, you’ll make some fine saws BrainT.

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 07:27 PM

Excellent… Been wanting to give this a shot for quite some time, will be another first :)

-- Dan

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 07:31 PM

Glad you’re giving it a go Dan, it’s going be fun.

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#5 posted 06-02-2014 08:46 PM

Cool man. I’d say we give LJs Wally, ErikF, and perhaps a few others a chance if they want to offer parts or kits.

Whether we do a ‘request list,” as in, I’d like a bow saw, or backsaw….it totally up to you Waho. Because it’ll be more work for you.

And the whole send your pic of your tool before your assigned a swap partner has worked well. Keeps people from getting stiffed.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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summerfi

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#6 posted 06-02-2014 09:36 PM

This will be my first LJ swap. Count me in. Looking forward to more details.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#7 posted 06-02-2014 09:39 PM

Count me in, too.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#8 posted 06-02-2014 11:44 PM

Sounds a little over my head, but count me in! :)

Gotta focus on a saw that can use a replaceable ( store bought ) blade.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#9 posted 06-03-2014 12:37 AM

Great ideas, thank you folks.

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#10 posted 06-03-2014 12:44 AM

Well I imagine I’ll find some way to participate. It’ll certainly push me!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#11 posted 06-03-2014 12:48 AM

I’m definitely in! Can’t wait!

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#12 posted 06-03-2014 12:55 AM

More fine additions, the Saw Swap will be better for it.

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#13 posted 06-03-2014 01:09 AM

I’m willing to give this a shot also. Would like to make a bow saw or backsaw. Count me in.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#14 posted 06-03-2014 02:08 AM

Well this is right up my alley! I’m in!

-- Power to the people.

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waho6o9

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#15 posted 06-03-2014 02:33 AM

ErikF, Hammerthumb, Wally331, Slyy, TerryR, Ripthorn, Sanding2day

BRKH, SummerFi, JayT are in to make fine saws and your contributions

are welcomed. Post pictures and questions anytime.

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#16 posted 06-03-2014 02:50 AM

You can count me in. Will be my first swap so I’m pretty excited.

-- Billy

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Mark Kornell

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#17 posted 06-03-2014 03:15 AM

Count me in! Always wanted to make a saw.

Waho, how did you get collared to be the master of ceremonies?

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#18 posted 06-03-2014 03:47 AM

If anyone is planning to build a backsaw and is need of parts just let me know. I have a respectable stash of plates, split nuts, and brass backs. I’ll sell the stuff at cost plus shipping.

-- Power to the people.

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#19 posted 06-03-2014 04:24 AM

I would love to be in as well. Not sure what that will look like as we have a new one due in a few weeks, but I’m willing to make a go at it.

Eric, I may just take you up on the backsaw parts offer.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#20 posted 06-03-2014 06:30 AM

If anyone has any good links to saw types and suggestions on making kinds of shop made saws I think this would be a great help. I know a stair saw or bow saw might be something I could give a go, but I wonder what else is out there I’m just not aware of.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#21 posted 06-03-2014 10:03 AM

Are restored saws part of the swap, or does “repurpose” just mean using parts off saw?

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#22 posted 06-03-2014 01:29 PM

This is going to be a lot of fun. I have some curly cherry that may very well make it’s way into a tote. That or some black walnut. Hmm….

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#23 posted 06-03-2014 01:38 PM

Yes DonW restored saws are acceptable as are repurposed saws like cutting down a bigger one to make

a custom one.

Gramercy has bow kits on the link above Slyy. They have templates you can download and you can buy
their parts and have an excellent cutting bow saw.

Congratulations on your new addition John2005! Your saw will be fine and many thanks for your
participation.

Mighty kind offer ErikF thank you for that.

“Waho, how did you get collared to be the master of ceremonies?”

I volunteered Mark because I like these swaps, I’ve made a couple of saws,
and Lumber Jocks rock! And I figured it was my turn anyway so let’s get it.

Thanks for joining NinjaAssassin, Mark Kornell, John2005 and hopefully

DonW will join as well.

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summerfi

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#24 posted 06-03-2014 02:19 PM

Here are some links to saw kits if anyone wants to go that route. One or two of these may exceed the $75 limit though.

Gramercy dovetail

Gramercy bow saw

Winsor dovetail

Blackburn backsaw

TGIAG stair saw

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#25 posted 06-03-2014 02:26 PM

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#26 posted 06-03-2014 02:42 PM

hmmm… Count me in as well

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#27 posted 06-03-2014 03:35 PM

Best wishes in the months ahead Mos, congratulations on getting
a house and thank you for joining the saw swap.

Great links SummerFi thanks for taking the time to find them.

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#28 posted 06-03-2014 05:04 PM

Don thanks for asking about a restored saw. That’s much more in my wheel house.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#29 posted 06-03-2014 06:02 PM

I’ll figure out a way to get something done for this, I’m in.

Here are some useful links. First one is a handle making tutorial with a treasure trove of other links
http://www.backsaw.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=102
http://www.leevalley.com/US/newsletters/Woodworking/1/5/article3.htm

Some templates:
http://www.tgiag.com/saw-handle-scans.html
http://www.blackburntools.com/articles/saw-handle-templates/index.html
http://www.wenzloffandsons.com/faq/36-saw-kit-tech/71-saw-patterns.html

Andy’s saw talk series:
http://lumberjocks.com/Brit/blog/series/4708

I know there are other very good LJ links, I just didn’t have them handy.

Thanks for organizing this Waho. It might help to put some of the best links in the header. Then we can keep a running tally of the different categories, like kits, templates, tutorials, etc.

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waho6o9

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#30 posted 06-03-2014 06:54 PM

Tim’s in with some great links to share at your leisure.

Your work is appreciated Tim!

Maybe RichardWootton could be added as restored saws
are welcomed as are contributions from Galoot’s in training.

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#31 posted 06-04-2014 07:31 PM

Thanks for the message, Jimmy. How about a dovetail saw?

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#32 posted 06-04-2014 07:55 PM

You’re welcome Dave!

A dovetail saw would be awesome sir.

Thank you.

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#33 posted 06-05-2014 12:42 AM

When do we find out who we swap with? I spent some time working on my fasteners yesterday, finally got the copper (145) to thread without tearing. These are the first ones with the square bottoms so they’re a little rough.

-- Power to the people.

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#34 posted 06-05-2014 01:08 AM

Those look great Erik. Are you selling any? I see your saw kits are selling like hotcakes on ebay.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#35 posted 06-05-2014 01:38 AM

Thanks, bob. I have a few final setup details to workout before I make a run of them but hope I’ll get to that in the next week or two. The kits are doing well and have lead to some business which is always nice. Have you been doing any selling on there lately?

-- Power to the people.

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#36 posted 06-05-2014 01:50 AM

Ok, I’m in. I’m going to make a tenon saw.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#37 posted 06-05-2014 01:50 AM

Eric, those are fantastic. Metal working impresses me, I hope it had the same effect on the ladies.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#38 posted 06-05-2014 02:39 AM

Wow Erik, the copper screw nuts are awesome looking!! Might have to find some time to borrow my father-in-laws machine shop and get him to help make some hardware some day!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#39 posted 06-05-2014 02:56 AM

It’s been a lot of fun learning the equipment. If you decide to use copper ensure you use copper 145! It is machineable copper and is a bit harder to come by. Pure copper or copper 110 cuts like mud.

-- Power to the people.

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#40 posted 06-05-2014 03:00 AM

Very temping… However my saw making skills are extremely limited… is there a sign up deadline?

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#41 posted 06-05-2014 03:44 AM

Ian’s in with a tenon saw, many thanks Shampeon!

Jordan my friend, you can sign up at your leisure as can any Lumber Jock.

Strong work on the ebay sales ErikF congratulations and may you have good
fortune going forward. Nice shoulder bolt split nut hardware you’ve made, great job.

After a couple months when we know who’s in we’ll sort out who wants what
saw and to whom it goes.

Saws can come from kits or you can refurbish one, it’s basically nothing on the level of
work like Wally, Erik, DHS or other advanced LJers, it’s a fun swap to make a handle and
or cut your teeth, so to speak on a saw for swap.

Lee Valley offers some blades for keyholes and you can make your own handle.
Gramercy offers bow saw kits and I’ve made one and it’s a hoot to use.

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summerfi

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#42 posted 06-05-2014 04:45 AM

Not to be picky, but here’s the saw I’d like. 1858 British garden saw with carved ivory handle, swan pierced toe, cast brass back. Anybody wanna do this one?

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#43 posted 06-05-2014 05:09 AM

Just realized that I have made a saw before

This swap is tempting…

-- God bless, Candy

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#44 posted 06-05-2014 05:37 AM

Have some fun Candy and make a saw or two, now that you have some

experience you can make a good ol rip saw. Or maybe get a saw kit or two

and make an extra one for you.

Here’s a bow saw I made from a kit from Gramercy, cost effective as well:

Nice garden saw Bob, a lot of craftsmanship in that heirloom.

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#45 posted 06-05-2014 05:43 AM

Bob- you take on the elephant and the customs agents and I’ll take a shot at making a saw plate and back.

-- Power to the people.

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#46 posted 06-05-2014 10:54 AM

I do believe we’ve been down this road in the saw thread but never the less I have just the saw for you waho…..

Refurbished just to your liking my friend.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#47 posted 06-05-2014 01:17 PM

She’ll make a good user Jordan, good job.

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summerfi

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#48 posted 06-05-2014 03:36 PM

Erik – I already have the ivory. Now the rest is up to you, bud.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#49 posted 06-05-2014 04:52 PM

This might sound a bit weird, but Bob I’d really like to see you and Erik tickle that ivory.

I’m real temped to join this swap, another opportunity to try and develop a new skill. Sorry for the redundancy Wahoo, but it’s okay to take an existing vintage saw, make a new handle for it, sharpen it and submit that as my swap saw? If that’s the case then I think I am in…. But I’ll probably just end up buying a kit…

-- http://www.youtube.com/nrk411

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#50 posted 06-05-2014 05:00 PM

I’ve been wanting to do a swap for a while now I’m definitly in. Smiths key carcass anyone??

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