- 5 April 2018 at 11:03 pm #518779Austin HParticipant
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.
You must be logged in to access attached files.21 April 2018 at 2:30 am #530359ehiseyParticipant
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.
Lung T'an Hu Huesh Kung-fu Woodshop14 May 2018 at 8:03 am #546360Curtis EnlowParticipant
Austin, what blade are you using that doesn’t cut well? Just trying to learn from others experiences…
C16 May 2018 at 12:50 am #547603Austin HParticipant
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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