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    Default Backsaw renovation

    I bought this saw back in the 80's and it has been in use ever since. There are a couple of features i've never liked though, the handle is uncomfortable to use and sharpening is a pig on that extended part below the handle.



    This one is better in those regards and is what i will work towards.



    This hardpoint saw was one I got at a garage sale for the sake of the sawnuts, only a dollar!




    The hanlde is pretty uninspiring, but with a bit of cutting and shaping it might come close to what I want and save me a bit of time and wood.



    A couple of cuts and a bit of glue;



    A bloke might as well put a dowell in there too, can't hurt it.



    I'll let that go off overnight and do a bit more tomorrow.

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    Awesome love to see and do this sort of reno

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    Here's the finish to it.



    With a bit of sawing and lots of filing and sandpapering, the handle is showing the spirit of what I am after.



    Having chiseled out the aperature for the back to sit in, the blade will need a little trimming to fit. Fortunately the trimming gets rid of those two holes and leaves plenty of clear room for the new nuts.



    Starting to come together...



    Finally, a polish of the blade and nuts, a bit of shellac on the handle and it's done. For now anyway. I'll give it some use and see if I want to make any changes later.

    Cheers.

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    Good tool rescue. I like to see old stuff get a second chance.
    Regards
    John

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    Well, they say you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear, but you've come pretty close!

    Only negative is that pointy bit at the back of the cheeks - spoils the line & could be a potential knuckle-buster. I think your new handle would look even better with that rounded off.....

    Cheers,
    IW

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    Well, they say you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear, but you've come pretty close!

    Only negative is that pointy bit at the back of the cheeks - spoils the line & could be a potential knuckle-buster. I think your new handle would look even better with that rounded off.....

    Cheers,
    I wasn't quite sure what to do with that, but the one I was using as a model has a similar design. I reckoned I'd leave it and see how it went over time.

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