A Nicer Saw Handle

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About: love woodworking

juts a handle replacement
cause wood it always better!

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Step 1: Cuting and Shaping

after you sketch a handle that you like cut it out out of what ever you like (i suggest wood(i used walnut)). than take a knife or a file and shape the handle part of the handle. after your satisfied with the shape start going up the grits,start at about 80 to 100 and go up to 220 or 320

Step 2: Fitting the Handle

cut a slot in the middle of the part that the handle attaches to (i suggest using the saw that you're fitting the handle to ,to get the perfect fit) mark the hole and drill as strait as possible(i don't have a drill press so don't be nervous it's not that hard) dont forget to counter sink the holes so the scroll will go all the way to the other side

Step 3: Scrow and Oil

at this part your handle is pretty much done all you need to do now is to screw the handle and give it a Finnish

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    6 Discussions

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    Snowberry

    2 years ago

    Very nice, good instructable, thanks

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    Sue-denim

    2 years ago

    Sue-denim (author)Reply2017-09-25

    Please don't take this comment as a criticism, I think what you have done is wonderful but the only thing I would point out is the fact that you have copied the same hand shape as the plastic one. whilst working for 15 years in a Victorian Museum I was only allowed to use wooden handled saws, very soon after starting there I noticed that there was one major design change in the hand shape of the handle, I also noticed that I could work with a saw for prolonged periods without getting cramping in my hand.

    The basic shape that fits in your palm is still the same and has not altered in generations but the hole where your fingers go is now convex not concave as all older wooden saws used to be.

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    ClenseYourPallet

    2 years ago

    A saw isn't a saw unless it has a wood handle. Well done