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I had an idea a few years back about the gent saw. And that was that I couldn't stand them, they are so hard to grab the same way every time so you end up concentrating on the cut more than you should. There had to be a better way, some sawmakers give a slight bend to the handle or facets to use for registration. Woodworkers for years have sanded a flat into one side of the saw for this same purpose.
After thinking about how it can be improved I came up with my pistol grip version.
It feels like a regular dovetail pistol grip with a little steeper hang. It takes a little getting used to obviously because of the declined hang, but it is a nice saw to use for detailed work or through in a bag for traveling.
I am pretty happy with how they turned out.


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Looks very comfortable to hold and I'm sure you'll get good control when using it. It's a beautiful saw all around.
Well done!
 

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That is a well handled saw.

Looks like it will work well.

I modify many things in the shop too.
 

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nice work brian,i agree with tony looks like it would be very comfortable in the hand.hey i thought you were takin a break from saws for awhile? you got the fever huh,couldnt stay away.i dont blame yah,you make killer saws.excellent work as usual.
 

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These are just a small run that I am doing for Handworks in Amana, Iowa in May. Then I am making a set of saws for Jay Bates, but that is it darnit ;) no more saws after that until next fall.
 

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That's a beautiful handle Brian and makes a lot of sense. Not sure if you have seen this, but Airframer (Eric) did a similar thing to a Crown gents saw a few years back. If you haven't seen it, it is posted here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91651
 

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Nice job Bearkatwood and congratuations on your 'Daily Top 3' award.
 
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