Step 4: The Handle

Layout the two halves that will become the saw handle. The handle halves should be long enough to fit your hand (with winter gloves on), and about 1/8th of an inch wider than the width of your blade on the handle end.
Cut the two handle halves from 1/4-inch thick stock (plywood in this case) on your saw from.
Center them over the two handle holes on the blade, and drill the fastener holes through the handle halves.
Align the two handle halves together, and temporarily bolt them together with the binding posts (do not have the saw blade in the middle at this point).
With the handle temporarily assembled, sand the handle to even up the front and back edges (the other edges are sanded later).
Unfasten the paddles.
What a great idea! this is the exact thing I was looking to make. Great job and keep the instructables coming!
Why titanium? I'd have thought stainless steel would be ideal
Titanium is lighter weight than stainless steel by volume by quite a bit, and if you are backpacking, weight plays a large factor in what you bring along.
I don't have a use for such a saw but thanks for the nice write up. If anything, I learned something new.
Two things:<br>1)What is a snow saw, and what are its uses?<br>2)Beaustiful pictures. Real nice quality!
It is also nice for snow sculpting--mostly for the initial &quot;roughing-out&quot; phase. A longer saw, with a handle on each end, is good for sawing parts off of a big block when used by two people.
When I go backpacking in the winter, I have on occasion slept in an igloo that I build out of snow. The snow saw is the tool that I use to cut the bricks. There I dimensioned the handle for measurements as I cut the bricks.
cool goes right through snow
Since this is titanium, you could anodize it!<br><br>It would produce some nice colours and should increase the rust resistance and surface hardness.<br><br>All you need is some diet coke and a power supply.
I might try that with another project, thanks for the ides
you should make an ible!
Where did you get the titanium?
It was given to me by a guy who was using it for something, It isnt the best alloy, and it is acid diped, buy hey, it was free and now I have a sweet saw. Thanks for your comment.

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