After a week on spring break and working around the two year old, I was finally able to finish this saw. I have a Veritas dovetail saw and an old Disston 4 Tenon daw with a bend in the blade, so I was going to have another useable saw.
I made plenty of mistakes on this one. The knuckle joints have some big gaps. I think the bend in my Tenon saw kept throwing off my joints. I shaped one of the handles backwards, but managed to save it. I may have made the stretcher a hair short. The handle is uncomfortable. I don’t have a spoke shave either, so my covers and scallops were all done with a chisel. To top it off, the blade doesn’t cut that well, although I did find that moving closer to my hand improved the cut.
Well, it’s done, but I don’t know how often I’ll reach for it until I find a better blade. This was a frustrating one. I’ll take a look at it again tomorrow.
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