Smith's Key Reproduction Saw

Discussion in 'Saw Makers Forum' started by summerfi, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. summerfi

    summerfi Most Valued Member

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    Hi all,
    I thought I'd post this saw I made that is a reproduction of the "Gentleman's" saw shown in Smith's Key. The plate is a re-purposed old saw plate that I cut down and re-shaped. I gave it a blued finish. The handle is made from figured West Indian Satinwood. The screws were made by hand.

    Bob
     

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  2. fred0325

    fred0325 Most Valued Member

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    Hi Bob,

    A lovely looking saw.

    I too am keeping old saw plates hopefully to use when I retire properly to re-plate some of my saws not only with a contemporaneous plate, but hopefully by a plate from the same manufacturer as the original.

    It would be beyond me to make a handle like that from scratch, but cutting down and renovating the plates, I could probably just about do that.

    Fred
     
  3. summerfi

    summerfi Most Valued Member

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    Thanks Fred.

    I enjoy restoring old saws, but I'd like to get into making more of them. My goal is to make a set of 10 matching saws ranging from a tiny gent's saw to a large rip hand saw. I hope I live long enough. :)

    As much as you love saws, you should give saw making a try. I'm sure you could do it, and you'd likely find it addicting.

    Bob