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Another video with no production values. 1) Both saws have the same PPI (10), flem (20º), rake (15º) and set (I measured the kerfs at 0.006″ and 0.007″ over the plate size). The plates are 0.020″ vs 0.025″. So why … Continue reading
Time to paint it green (my term for soak it in oil so I can’t work on it any more). There isn’t a square surface in this thing – it is all angles, curves and chamfers. Which is fine if … Continue reading
Here are some photos of the Brooksbank saw and one I’m working on. and now for something completely different … I look at something like this [collection of photos], scratch my head and go “I really get inspiration from those old saws”? But … Continue reading
Working on the articulated vise, I got out an old in-progress saw handle and worked on it. Which made me think I should actually turn it into a saw, seeing as I had all the parts sitting there in the … Continue reading
The grip isn’t quite finished – I’m going to let the BLO dry for a while and then top coat with varnish. But I felt like calling it done and testing so I did. I used shop made brass T-nuts … Continue reading
This was one nasty piece of wood, totally wrong for making a saw handle from – very hard (good), heavy (good), very dry (not so good), totally stressed (I’m guessing, very bad), loves to split (very very bad). Every time … Continue reading
Well, the day started with me wanting to make some tooling for making cap screws. For that, I need some spring steel, as the normalized 4130 I used for the prototypes just wasn’t cutting it (pun intended, I’m making tools … Continue reading
Backsaws in a cabinet, backsaws on a cabinet, backsaws in drawers. Things were getting a bit silly, even for my state of the mess. I’ve decided there are some tools (like planes) that I use enough that they should be … Continue reading