A use for Maple scraps
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Had a small bit of 1x Maple, just sitting around.    Decided to try something a bit...different, this time. Uhoh

Had a few of those old Butcher's saws, wasn't able to find much use for them.....except for a few parts. Cool  
   
Ripped one piece of 1 x4 into a pair of blanks.   I watched a video a few times, with one blank in hand..and a pen.   tried to copy how the fellow was forming it into a handle..
   
Then used this to cut the same  for the other end.   3/8" hole was drilled for the blade holder.   There is also a 1/4" hole at the top, for the threaded rod to go through.   A wingnut to tighten the rod will go up there.   I also ripped a 1" wide  stretcher...
   
Will use a mortise and tenon connection for it.   Where the tenon meets the handle, things will take on a curve, like this

...((........))...  to allow a little flex. 
Saw will not need to be a "turning" saw,  will be just a crosscut saw.  Length of this contraption? Confused  
   
Well this is a start, at any rate.   There IS a youtube site, called Traditional Chinese Woodworking....has a LOT of videos ...in Mandarin. Raised 
I have used a few of them to make a couple planes.   One should go there, just to watch the high speed mortise chopping.  There is also a multi-cutter Marking gauge he uses....might try to build one...someday. Confused 

Stay tuned Winkgrin
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  Re: A use for Maple scraps by bandit571 (Had a small bit of 1...)
I have a kit--the metal parts--for a small bow saw from Tools For Working Wood. I keep thinking, what is the threshold for failure of the wood and optimum comfortable weight? The parts sit in a box unfinished.
Bruce
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  Re: RE: A use for Maple scraps by hbmcc (I have a kit--the me...)
(11-07-2017, 01:51 PM)hbmcc Wrote: I have a kit--the metal parts--for a small bow saw from Tools For Working Wood. I keep thinking, what is the threshold for failure of the wood and optimum comfortable weight? The parts sit in a box unfinished.

Might be about time to build that kit.....the fellow in that video had a couple DOZEN hanging in his shop,  in all sizes and tooth counts.....
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  Re: A use for Maple scraps by bandit571 (Had a small bit of 1...)
Spokeshave to shape the handles a little better
   
Jig to hold things until this is chopped..
   
Dry fit..
   
After the tenons were fitted.   Blade assembly was added, wingnuts tightened down as far as I could....
   
And added a clamp to pull the blade tighter.    need to buy a 1/4" rod to replace that clamp....might need the clamp on other things Winkgrin 
Will need to sand things smooth, and add a finish of some sort.    Might be almost done? Rolleyes Winkgrin 
Stay tuned
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  Re: RE: A use for Maple scraps by bandit571 (Spokeshave to shape ...)
(11-08-2017, 03:08 PM)bandit571 Wrote: Spokeshave to shape the handles a little better

Jig to hold things until this is chopped..

Dry fit..

After the tenons were fitted.   Blade assembly was added, wingnuts tightened down as far as I could....

And added a clamp to pull the blade tighter.    need to buy a 1/4" rod to replace that clamp....might need the clamp on other things Winkgrin 
Will need to sand things smooth, and add a finish of some sort.    Might be almost done? Rolleyes Winkgrin 
Stay tuned

Can you use a turnbuckle to keep tension on the blade? I have seen them where you find gate hardware at the store...
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  Re: A use for Maple scraps by bandit571 (Had a small bit of 1...)
5/16"  all-thread, is installed....test cut? Cool
   
Works great as a crosscut saw.....the wood is Hard Maple.
   
One end of the rod has the washer, and wingnut....the other end?
   
Was "folded" into a mortise.  
   
This is the "exit" from the saw cut. 
   
May give the maple parts a coat of shellac...later? Confused

Blade makes a "Twang...." if you tap it.    Not sure what "note" to tune it to.... Winkgrin

I think this just might do .... Rolleyes
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  Re: A use for Maple scraps by bandit571 (Had a small bit of 1...)
Saw now has a coat or two of Amber Shellac on the Maple parts..
   
I still have one more ( at the moment.. Uhoh ) "parts saw"..
   
In case I  ever want to try this again Rolleyes .....Disston USA, 24" blade.   Seems a shame to just let it rust away No
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  Re: A use for Maple scraps by bandit571 (Had a small bit of 1...)
Are you retired?  You seen to have a lot of time to make great projects.  I still hate your guts. Big Grin


Personally I'd probably have used jute to make a tensioner.  All thread seems a wee bit of overkill, unless you had it laying around.
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  Re: RE: A use for Maple scraps by Tynyyn (Are you retired?  Yo...)
(11-10-2017, 06:47 PM)Tynyyn Wrote: Are you retired?  You seen to have a lot of time to make great projects.  I still hate your guts. Big Grin


Personally I'd probably have used jute to make a tensioner.  All thread seems a wee bit of overkill, unless you had it laying around.

Yep, been retired for over 2 yrs now....all-thread was cheap....and saved me from cutting threads on a steel rod.    The twine would have cost more.
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