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    Quote Originally Posted by kbalch View Post
    Hi Rob,

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

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    Hi Ken,

    I got my t shirt, thanks very much!

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    Real nice workmanship Rob . attention to detail is over the top....:O)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob streeper View Post
    Hi Ken,

    I got my t shirt, thanks very much!

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    Hey Rob,

    Great! Let's see it…

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    Hi All,

    Been busy with lot's of other things but recently had some time to knock out a few saws. Here's some pic's.

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    Hi Rob,
    Your saws look awesome.
    Would it be possible to make a dovetail saw with a pistol grip handle
    utilizing a fine-toothed japanese blade stiffened by folded brass.

    I find most of the dovetail saws on the market struggle with
    exotic hardwoods and my japanese saw, while very sharp
    and well able for the H/W , is a bit long and awkward.

    What do you think?

    Here's a couple of marking/cutting gauges I made recently for marking dovetail baselines.

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    Cheers,
    Brendan

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    Hi Brendan,

    Great looking marking gauges.
    I don't have access to the particular type of steel that is typically used for Japanese style blades. The steel in those blades is often quite hard with HRC greater than the 50ish that is typical of Western style saws, some go to the range of HRC 60 approximating the hardness of our saw files. I can build a saw however by cutting down a Japanese blade and mounting it in a back. I can file a peg-toothed blade, looks like a Japanese filing but it's not a true Japanese tooth style.
    I've found Western style toothing for cutting the very hard woods works well if the rake angle is relaxed beyond the typical 4 degrees for rip sawing and 8 degrees for crosscutting. Depending on the handle style and placement I've drawn back the rake angle to as much as 22 degrees or so. Such saws work fine in harder species, cut rapidly and stay sharp. I've had several requests for blades mounted with the teeth cutting toward the handle and the users have been pleased.

    Cheers,
    Rob


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