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    Hi Rob, welcome, and happy new year,
    your saws are wonderful !
    How do you obtain the blades ?
    Are you a professional maker ?
    Cheers,
    Christophe
    Cheers !
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    Each is different and each works differently. Saw handle shape is very much a personal thing. A shape that works really well for one person will be very uncomfortable for someone else. Thus I'm trying a range of parameters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe Mineau View Post
    Hi Rob, welcome, and happy new year,
    your saws are wonderful !
    How do you obtain the blades ?
    Are you a professional maker ?
    Cheers,
    Christophe
    Hi Christophe,

    Thanks for your kind words.
    I purchase the steel for the blades in rolls from an outfit called Zoro tools (1095 Steel Coils 0.02"- 0.03" Thick by LYON - Shim Stock at Zoro), or I find it on eBay. 1095 steel can be hard to find in small quantities but Zoro started selling it in smaller lots a few months ago, hopefully they will continue.
    The backs I make myself from sheet stock obtained from Online Metals (Online Metal Store | Small Quantity Metal Orders | Metal Cutting, Sales & Shipping | Buy Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Stainless | Metal Product Guides at OnlineMetals.com).
    I make saws as a hobby and sell them for beer and tool money,though at this point I have yet to break even on the beer budget to say nothing of the tool account. At the moment my other work is slow so I have been able to put more time into saws.

    Cheers,
    Rob
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    Thanks rob streeper! I've added your Back Saw to our Metalworking category, as well as to your builder page: rob streeper's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Hi Rob,

    Those are some very attractive and useful homemade tools! Your Back Saw is the 'Tool of the Week'!

    You'll be receiving one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts:

    Hand saws that I build-screenshot2014-10-02at42754pm_zps512bfe68.jpg

    Let me know (via PM) your size, color choice, and mailing address. We'll get the shirt in the mail to you directly.

    Congrats!

    Ken

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    Thanks a lot Ken. PM sent and more saws on the way!

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    This is a miter saw I did for a local contractor with reversed teeth so that it cuts on the pull stroke.

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    Great looking miter saw. Great job as always, Rob.

    Al

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    Thanks Al, I'd post more pics but the file size restriction necessitates a lot of manipulation to make them small enough to upload. I'll post more as time goes on.
    Cheers,
    Rob

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    Cool! Looking forward to those pics!

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