- 15 November 2015 at 12:02 am #132410trooper82Participant
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.
You must be logged in to access attached files.15 November 2015 at 5:43 pm #132448ballingerParticipant
Your new saw looks fantastic, what finish did you use and what will you change it to?15 November 2015 at 6:42 pm #132450trooper82Participant
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
You must be logged in to access attached files.15 November 2015 at 8:07 pm #132457Matt McGraneParticipant
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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