I built my first back saw.
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Hey y'all,
So I bought some raw materials and I had a scrap piece of maple and built a back saw. I've never done anything like this before and I am relatively new to hand tools. This was a fun project! It's not a bad axe or a Lie Nielsen, it has blemishes, makers marks (mistakes Smile ) but it's mine and I'm proud of it! I have left over brass and steel, I may try another one!

Eli


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#12
  Re: I built my first back saw. by Elijah A. (Hey y'all, So I bou...)
Looks great.
Always inspiring to others when someone moves out of their comfort zone and posts about it.
Job well done!
Ag
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Thank you so much!
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#14
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Well done!

There's something special about your own work.  My homemade "Wonder Boy" gent's saw is still my favorite, despite the ugly parts Smile

Chris
Chris
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It looks good to me!  Better than my first attempt...   Yes Big Grin
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Sweet! You need a makers stamp.

I did a Gramercy kit saw that lacked only the handle. You've motivated me to advance.
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Awesome man! If it cuts well and is comfortable to you its a win!

If it doesnt you learned something. Impressive
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Thank y'all! I'm going to see if I can get my initials engraved into the medallion. I looked at the kits as well. I ordered my materials from Mcmaster-Carr and I was able to get enough spring steel and brass to build 3-4 back saws for around $65-75. Does not include medallion and split nuts which I purchased from Blackburn Tool Works. Isaac is awesome over there!
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Very nice.  Watch out, this gets addicting....

Also, TGIAG.com sells saw plates with punched teeth, saves a lot of time if you build a full size handsaw.....
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#20
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Thank you, sounds good! I've been using the chisels that I bought from you and they are fantastic!
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