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    trooper82
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    So I ordered a plate and brass nuts/spine to put together a saw. While waiting for the parts I bought an Adelaide Saw Works saw from Sheffield (Actually was shipped from the UK) on Ebay. The spine was a bit warped on the old saw. Plate was black with age. I have not done much to the handle other than glue it where it was beginning to split. I may just leave it like it is. Cuts very well. I can get some good use from it.

    The new saw was a lot of fun to put together. Learned a few things in the process too. I filed the teeth from scratch. Marked a board to use for a guide @ 10 PPI. I decided in a Groves shaped handle. A better rasp would have made it go much quicker than it did. I had a little break out when shaping the tongue, so improvised a new outline. Not too happy with the finish on the walnut handle yet. So I will be sanding it back down to bare wood to redo. All in all happy with the outcome.

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    ballinger
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    Your new saw looks fantastic, what finish did you use and what will you change it to?

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    trooper82
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    I was working on the third coat of wipe on poly. Little too cool in the shop for it i think. I really like the looks of shellac with paste wax buffing, that might be what I end up with. Thanks for the compliment. Here are a couple more pics

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    Matt McGrane
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    These saws both look great, troop. Very satisfying feeling making or refurbishing your own saw. Congratulations on that. Looks like your saw filing was spot on.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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