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    Austin H

    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.


    A fule can probably improve thr cutting, and some coarse 80-100 on a stick or dowel makes a good rasp replacement to help your handle shaping. Other than that nice looking saw, the knuckle issue is not noticable at all.

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    Curtis Enlow

    Austin, what blade are you using that doesn’t cut well? Just trying to learn from others experiences…


    Austin H

    I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-D3533-93-Inch-Bandsaw-Blade/dp/B005W0X6Y0

    Cutting has improved a bit as I’ve tightened the frame and learned how to use this saw a bit. Cross cuts are still much more difficult, but rips are getting more manageable once they get started. Starting close to the heel instead of the toe also seems to help.

    What’s a fule?

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