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    Matt, that's one very pretty little piece of wood! You wouldn't have another cube of it stashed away somewhere, would you??


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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    Matt, that's one very pretty little piece of wood! You wouldn't have another cube of it stashed away somewhere, would you??


    Cheeers,
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    No I don稚 unfortunately, and even worse than that I feel it was possible an inpulse buy at a wood show somewhere.
    Which makes gathering more nil impossible.
    But if I do find some I send you up some for the tools your not making now [emoji849].

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    ....But if I do find some I send you up some for the tools your not making now [emoji849].......
    Um, no Matt, please don't - if I had some Myrtle as pretty as that, I might even be tempted to make another saw, and you don't want to cause me to relapse, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    Um, no Matt, please don't - if I had some Myrtle as pretty as that, I might even be tempted to make another saw, and you don't want to cause me to relapse, do you?

    Cheers,
    Ok Ian, due your instances I keep any pretty timber I find [emoji6].

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    Some progress was made this afternoon in the creative zone while listening to an audio book on the grammar phone.
    Saw bolts machined from some mild steel 25 mm bar down too 20 mm.
    Thread size for the anoraks out there is M5 by 1

    Thickness of 1.5 mm and polished
    Still lots to do but I can see the end is nigh well not that bad really.

    Cheers Matt,

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    Matt

    May I query the purpose of the two holes? Just to hold the male screw with circlip pliers or similar when tightening up the other half or decorative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Matt

    May I query the purpose of the two holes? Just to hold the male screw with circlip pliers or similar when tightening up the other half or decorative?

    Regards
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    You may query, and yes you have basically nailed it, an I should have explained more instead of being inpatient to show off.


    So I think the pics are fairly self explanatory,but after much consideration while having spam on toast for dinner with glass of house white.
    I知 possibly thinking of removing the holes on the bolt side of the saw, and just using the dirty little nut side that we never talk about to do the saw nuts up with.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Matt

    I see what is happening now. Traditionally the slotted screws were on the reverse side of the saw, but you are breaking with tradition anyway. There is normally a square head filed under the male screw to resist turning in the wood during the tightening stage. I actually think your saw screws would suit being fitted flush and would look more akin to the split nut screws, but you would need the square shank on the male screw.

    I like the look of flush fitting hardware. The only issue with the original hardware pre 1900 was the frailty.

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    While we are questioning your methods of work, Matt - any reason you decided to go with steel sawnuts rather than brass?
    If you ask me what I am doing on a particular day and I say I am doing nothing, it does not mean I am available. It means I am doing nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    While we are questioning your methods of work, Matt - any reason you decided to go with steel sawnuts rather than brass?
    Um basically Doug I wanted all steel hardware on this one.
    I知 not a big fan of brass not completely hating it but not a huge fan.
    Also I think a steel back, brass screws, would look odd.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Matt

    I see what is happening now. Traditionally the slotted screws were on the reverse side of the saw, but you are breaking with tradition anyway. There is normally a square head filed under the male screw to resist turning in the wood during the tightening stage. I actually think your saw screws would suit being fitted flush and would look more akin to the split nut screws, but you would need the square shank on the male screw.

    I like the look of flush fitting hardware. The only issue with the original hardware pre 1900 was the frailty.

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    Paul,
    I知 not sure if I do or don稚 like the screws sitting flush.
    I知 actually 50/50 on that one.
    But I did come very close to fitting these ones flush.

    These were also an early attempt that I may re-use next time maybe.

    Cheers Matt.

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    I really like that safety bolt look, Northwind tool works used to make his saws with those and I loved em. This is a great thread, just may have to start lurking around here if you don't mind.

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    Well I haven稚 really done much at all lately.
    My living live style is getting in the way of my wanted lifestyle.
    It痴 actually not working out how I planned it at all.
    Now I知 thinking of throwing the whole saw in the bin I知 just not worthy.
    God I which mum add married a French man!!.


    This was on one of my favourite Facebook sites.
    Wow


    Cheers Matt.

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    Default I知 no longer making saws.

    Well I haven稚 really done much at all lately.
    My living live style is getting in the way of my wanted lifestyle.
    It痴 actually not working out how I planned it at all.
    Now I知 thinking of throwing the whole saw in the bin I知 just not worthy.
    God I which mum add married a French man!!.


    This was on one of my favourite Facebook sites.
    Wow


    Cheers Matt.
    (Sorry I have no more information on the beautiful piece of art but if anyone does please share)

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    Matt

    I am not sure why you would like your mum to have married a Frenchman because:

    I think that saw is British so a pome bastard may have been more appropriate, but always going to have some difficulty retrospectively particularly at this relatively late stage in your development. I can't see the writing on the saw very well. However, I think I can see, on the brass back, Taylor Bros, Adelaide saw works and Sheffield so this is what I am basing my statement on. I feel I have seen that saw before, but a search of the web did not reveal anything at all. Handle looks to be a carved fish made in ivory. Not sure if the hardware is steel or silver.

    The etching again is indistinct in the pic. but looks to be vaguely "Taylorish."

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