Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dovetail Saw, replacing a broken handle.

The web is a great resource for woodworkers - I got a fairly nice unlabeled old Dovetail saw from a garage sale / tag sale very inexpensively - because the handle was broken. Web to the rescue!
Here are some good resources for replacing the handle on any saw, but most especially smaller back saws that have a stiffener down the spine / back of the blade.

http://www.leevalley.com/newsletters/Woodworking/1/5/article3-3.htm

http://wenzloffandsons.com/saws/kits/index.html
This family operation is only 14 miles away from me & are medium famous for their great saws.

http://www.norsewoodsmith.com/node/68
Also available as a PDF, this guy shows you how to make a complete backsaw from scratch!
http://www.norsewoodsmith.com/files/image/backsaws/pdf/Backsaw_Project.pdf

http://www.backsaw.net/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=7


Note that the handle pictured isn't mine, just my personal favorite of all those I saw (snork) and what I aspire to.

1 comment:

P E D D E R said...

Hi,

wow, that was exciting to find my second ever made handle as Your favorite! More of my handle odysee can be seen on my blog:

http://pedder-altedamenauskiel.blogspot.com/

The full story behind this handle:

http://www.woodworking.de/cgi-bin/forum/webbbs_config.pl/read/25286

Cheers Pedder