(Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll) While waiting for more tools to show up (a forstner bit to counter sink the mounting bolts), I made another blade. This one has a tapered brass spine (to mimic a canted blade). The taper … Continue reading
(Little Shop of Horrors) Two different ways to do the initial tooth shaping with a file. Either way, you’ll wish you had a tooth cutter. 1) Print a paper template (there are several out on the web) that has lines … Continue reading
(Rolf Harris)While surfing ebay (proof I don’t have a life), I noticed somebody selling punches + mounts that make the punch much easier to use for tough materials. And they had a video to prove it. Since I already have … Continue reading
Not much is happening, waiting for tools to show up.Slotted the elm handle (poorly, the blade slot is out of plane with the spine mortise, arg!). Did a bit more shaping on the handle. Glued (epoxy) the Madrone (remembered the … Continue reading
Decided to use something other than Jatoba for the next handle (as on this saw). That also gives me a chance to use up some of the zillions of chunks of wood cluttering the place up. That piece of apple … Continue reading
I have a few back saws and need to store them someplace (so many tools, so little room!), preferably in my hanging tool chest, which means I need a saw till. This till is a slight variation on the tills … Continue reading
The new handle turned out pretty nice. The finish is varnish over linseed oil. This saw has gone from to to Two new handles, one new spine.