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  • #14618
    dmarshall83
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    Got a package in the mail today full of saw parts from Bontz Saw Works. First off I have to say check out the packing, this is the care that I love from the smaller too makers/suppliers. This is the kit that matches up Matt Cianci’s video on making a backsaw. I have a chunk of walnut in the shop that will make a great handle. I will update as the project progresses.

    Dan Marshall

    #14620
    dmarshall83
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    Packing pics

    Dan Marshall

    #14657
    cpetersen1970
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    Been eye-ing this kit myself for a while now but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Let us know how it comes together, I for one am keenly interested!

    #14665
    robinhc
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    Backsaw kit sounds like fun!

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #14668
    Scott
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    Interesting adventure. How does the plate of the saw fix into the back? Is it a friction fit? Adhesive?

    Mark Harrell of Bad Axe Toolworks has a helpful article discussing the adjustment of folded backs on vintage saws. I am not sure if any of the info would also apply to the Bontz saw.

    How To Retension a Backsaw

    What handle design are you using? I cannot wait to see your result…

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #14674

    Nice set, interesting project.Good luck with building))

    Toronto, Canada

    #14700
    dmarshall83
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    Scott to answer your question you can either glue the plate into the back or hammer the back closed onto the plate. I think I’m going to epoxy it because I nervousness to hammer it and knock things out of line. Folded backs are a little different and I have been thinking about doing one like bob does @ the logan cabinet shoppe blog.

    Here are a few more pictures of the tote progress. First is it roughed out with the coping saw then tuned up with files. The last photo is a close up of the mortise for the back. I have one nut fitted but the other is giving me a little trouble, more on that later.

    Thanks

    Dan Marshall

    #14726
    jgust747
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    Looks good, looking forward to see the final result

    Dallas, Texas

    #14778
    dmarshall83
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    Ok in the last post I mentioned that I was having a little trouble with aligning the screws and nuts. It was a bit more of a challenge than I thought it would be. In Matt’s video he recomnds that you drill one small hole all the way through the tote. Then you use the pilot hole to center the bits for the counter bore. The problem that I have with this is that the forsner bit that I used wanted to wander a little bit and I think that this caused the bore to get off center. That is where the trouble started. This made it hard to get the screws through the saw plate. I had to use a round file to enlarge the holes a little you can see the pictures how off it was. There is also a picture below of the saw assembled. Next up on the todo list is final shaping of the tote.

    Dan Marshall

    #14783
    Mark Armstrong
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    Looking nice 😉
    What type of tooth geometry saw going to have?

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14847
    dmarshall83
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    Mark,

    This is going to be a crosscut saw. It’s 14 ppi with a 15 degree rake. Have not decided on the fleam angle yet, I’m thinking around 15 degrees.

    Dan Marshall

    #14848
    Ken
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    The Lie Nielsen crosscut carcass saw has 15 degrees of fleam,and it cuts great

    #14892
    Mark Armstrong
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    On smaller toothed saw 15 deg fleam is enough. Anymore teeth become a bit brittle .
    They do look nice saw bontz make;).

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14900
    dmarshall83
    Participant

    Quick update with a few pictures of the final shaping. Have to refit the bolts and file them down the it time for handle finish.

    Dan Marshall

    #14903
    Scott
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    Looks great Dan. I would like to try my hand at that some day.

    -Scott Los Angeles

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