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    Surely whoever made that could have found better screws?

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    Colin

    Not if they were silver, but certainly ordinary id they were steel (could be stainless steel too). Difficult to tell from the pic. I have seen brass saw screws advertised on Ebay and for all the world look as if they are steel. I also think that the back and screws should be made from matching material. Whilst the carving is "interesting" and technically accomplished, it does not look as though it would be comfortable to hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Whilst the carving is "interesting" and technically accomplished, it does not look as though it would be comfortable to hold.
    Probably handles like a wet fish
    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 Bushmiller View Post
    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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    Cheers Matt,

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    Probably handles like a wet fish
    I would handle like a wet fish if I had to spend my day cutting wood, balancing a bunch of delicious grapes on my head.[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23].

    Cheers Matt.

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    Well Iíve been kind of busy with stuff an Iím very easily distracted ,an Iím to embarrassed to look at the last post date I made regarding this Saw,but letís just say itís now cutting wood.
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    Still not finished but you know itís getting there.
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    Matt. That is freaking awesome!!!!! Love the handle and the spine is even better. And to think I was worried when I saw the thread title and who was posting. What timber and what did you use for saw nuts? And what is that vice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Matt. That is freaking awesome!!!!! Love the handle and the spine is even better. And to think I was worried when I saw the thread title and who was posting. What timber and what did you use for saw nuts? And what is that vice?
    You know thatís a lot of questions for a lazy Sunday afternoon lockdown day[emoji6],an Iím just a simple person.
    Last first, the Metal vice is combination vice, at present i have the jaws running horizontal, when the jaws are slack you can turn them through 360 degrees.
    When you tighten the jaws the whole thing tightens up.
    I got this one second hand from a Swap meet years ago, but there still available new.
    I wouldnít leave home with out one[emoji851].

    The Saw nuts I made my self when I was I aloud to roam freely between my Smelly Melbourne residence an my Steel Palace in Ballarat Iím quite PÖ.. about that at present, but this is not a political forum.

    Now your last question regarding what the Timber is ,well I have know idea!!! I thought it was Silk Oak but the bigger boys here thinks it Myrtle Beech.
    So just because Iím gutless I will go with what the big boys say[emoji6].

    Cheers Matt.

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