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    Default A little challenger,in Jarrah.

    Another Saw done,the little challenger.

    This was a challenge from the beginning the,back was the longest fold Iíve attempted so far started with a piece of 50mm/2.5mm piece of mild steel,the finished length is 235 mm, but i always start with a bit longer than that,as its nice to be able to trim the ends and remove any marks from the folding process.

    Next i decide that i would like a little be of flourish,is that the right word,so out came the paper for some trials in paper,before engineers blue was applied an area to be cut out was removed,creating the bull nose on this that was fun.
    But Iím quite happy with our it turned out.




    The handle is Jarrah and open handle design(most will probably guess that [emoji6])
    Another first for using Jarrah,and Iím quite impressed with Jarrah it cuts nicely an holds details on the edge very crisply.
    An for something different Iíve used two knive makers bolts(6 mm Head)also know has Corby bolts fitted flush instead of the more traditional saw handle bolts.
    The finish for the handle was shown hear so I wonít bore you with that.

    Itís all gone too Poo
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    Specs
    Saw plate is 247 mm long,50 mm to under the back,.5mm thick
    Filed cross cut 12 TPI with 20 degrees of fleam an 12 degrees of rake i need to take out some cows an calfís as Mr Ian would scolded me,so no pics of my sharping today.
    But itís cutting not to bad at present.
    As a hang angle of 35 degrees.


    Cheers Matt.

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    Very pretty Matt; especially the central flourish... or "weak spot" as a less careful sawyer could discover!

    (It must have a reasonable amount of strength to be able to have been fitted so take the previous remark with tongue in cheek!)
    Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Tiff View Post
    Very pretty Matt; especially the central flourish... or "weak spot" as a less careful sawyer could discover!

    (It must have a reasonable amount of strength to be able to have been fitted so take the previous remark with tongue in cheek!)
    Chief, please donít take this personally, but I knew someone would point out the lack of metal in the back there, trust me you would have to be Blind,hand fisted App whoís drunk an stupid to make the back bend weíre the Flourish is.

    But you are right they live amongst us[emoji6].

    Cheers Matt.

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    That is an awesome looking saw! One day I have to give that a go too.

    Well done and let us know how these knife handle bolts hold up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    That is an awesome looking saw! One day I have to give that a go too.

    Well done and let us know how these knife handle bolts hold up.

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    CK,
    Will let you know how the knife bolts go, but basically there just a small shoulder bolt, very similar to ordinary saw bolts.
    So Iím not really anticipating any issues.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Just lovely Matt. I know it caused you some stress but the handle looks stunning. Did you re purpose existing saw plate or start with brand new stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Just lovely Matt. I know it caused you some stress but the handle looks stunning. Did you re purpose existing saw plate or start with brand new stuff?
    Hi Ma,
    No I used some 1095 spring steel, that I got from Amazon.
    Itís sold as shim stock, but is still 1095 high carbon steel.

    1095 Spring Steel Sheet, Blue Temper, AMS 5122/SAE 1095/AISI 1095/AISI 1095, 0.002" Thick, 3" Width, 50" Length https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00065V03A...N5APM26YTCGN92

    Not sure if thatís the one I actually brought but it may get you started.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Hey Matt.

    Awesome looking saw and that handle. Did you use a template like available on I think Blackburn tools and then cut it by hand? And sanding?

    Fantastic work here love how it's come up, my workshops shutdown due to moving house, I start cutting some new handles in Jarrah but haven't finished them yet.

    Won't be for a while longer so I enjoy reading posts like these. Great work!

    Cheers
    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by delbs View Post
    Hey Matt.

    Awesome looking saw and that handle. Did you use a template like available on I think Blackburn tools and then cut it by hand? And sanding?

    Fantastic work here love how it's come up, my workshops shutdown due to moving house, I start cutting some new handles in Jarrah but haven't finished them yet.

    Won't be for a while longer so I enjoy reading posts like these. Great work!

    Cheers
    Nathan

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    Hi Nathan,

    Yes I think with this one I used a Template from Blackburn tools.
    A template is good to use but you can also just trace a handle from an original saw if you have one.

    I generally use a small Band saw an small saws to cut away the bulk of the waste when shaping a handle, followed up by using a collection of rasps.

    Then a A LOT of hand sanding.
    Hope that helps.
    Cheers Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Hi Nathan,

    Yes I think with this one I used a Template from Blackburn tools.
    A template is good to use but you can also just trace a handle from an original saw if you have one.

    I generally use a small Band saw an small saws to cut away the bulk of the waste when shaping a handle, followed up by using a collection of rasps.

    Then a A LOT of hand sanding.
    Hope that helps.
    Cheers Matt
    Hey, yeah thanks that lines up with what i was thinking might be your approach, ive only just picked up a bandsaw prior to my workshop shutting down/moving house so havent had the chance to use it for this yet. Also recently picked up the a bow sander from leevalley to i hope help with this hand sanding part after the rasp or file.

    Looking good either way!

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    I'm constantly amazed at what the dudes on this forum pump out.

    I obviously know how its "done", but there is such a big difference between knowing and doing. The effort is real and the task time consuming.

    This is an excellent saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    1095 Spring Steel Sheet, Blue Temper, AMS 5122/SAE 1095/AISI 1095/AISI 1095, 0.002" Thick, 3" Width, 50" Length https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00065V03A...N5APM26YTCGN92
    0.002 inch, as in 1/20th of a millimetre?

    Thats mighty thin.

    Is that normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodPixel View Post
    0.002 inch, as in 1/20th of a millimetre?

    Thats mighty thin.

    Is that normal?
    Thatís just the start of the link, open the link then scroll till you get to thicker stuff [emoji6].
    1/20th of millimeter is pretty thin stuff!!

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodPixel View Post
    I'm constantly amazed at what the dudes on this forum pump out.

    I obviously know how its "done", but there is such a big difference between knowing and doing. The effort is real and the task time consuming.

    This is an excellent saw.
    Agreed. I've got two handles on the go one Jarrah one NG rosewood that have taken a while to get to the shape I'm happy with, had to get a new rasp and bow sander to help but then moved so will be a while Q2 22 before I can pick this up again.

    I definitely appreciate the WIP posts on this forum

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    The bow sander is a good idea.

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