Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Saw Point....


Hi Folks
Finally finished another saw handle. Well, not just any old handle....
This one was a right pain in the "you-know-what". Made from Pau Rosa it was coming along well. Then the handle split just above the bottom. No problem, I'll just glue it back. Then, like a fool, I dropped it. Split number two. After gluing it up again I finished shaping and sanding. Fit the blade, cut the mortise for the back, take it from the vice and there's a funny clink. Yup, another split.....
So, after finally gluing it back together it has held up long enough to finish it. And it looks real nice (I think). Feels real good1, too.
So at least I have a template for making a replacement (from a more "shake-free" piece of timber!!)
Cheers
Philly

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pity about the splits, Phil, because it looks really good.

Paul Chapman

Alf said...

Looks great - you'd never know!

Mike Wenzloff (MikeW) said...

Heck, Phil, one wouldn't have known. It is a great looking handle. I once epoxied a handle back together and it lasted until I decided to cut it in half for a pattern.

Take care, Mike

Philly said...

Thanks Folks!
The splits all occured along the grain, real clean. A wipe of PVA and held in the vice (easier than a clamp) for an hour and that was that. They all pretty much disappeared.
The timber I used was right from the end of a plank. Should of known better!!! Thankfully there is still 6 foot of board left.....;)
Might even have enough left for a plane or two?
Philly