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Monthly Archives: March 2009
(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.
The rehab/rebuild/resurrection of the Spear & Jackson saw has been completed. Some pretty hefty reshaping of the handle, a couple of cracks epoxied shut, a mega soak in linseed oil, new screws (the nuts were reused), the nose was chopped … Continue reading
To make the spine, I take the two strips of metal, stack them in the vise, drill the 8-32 (#29) pilot hole though both, run the tap part way the top strip (holding it in the drill chuck so it … Continue reading