A recent dovetail saw, koa handle
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  Re: Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Corneel ([blockquote]blockade...)
Very nice. The hang of the handle looks high. Is that your normal placement or were you trying something new.
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  Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Isaac S (At one of the LN Han...)
Wow! My jaw dropped!

Outstanding...!
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#23
  Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Isaac S (At one of the LN Han...)
Day um

My only critiques are that it isn't in my shop and I don't have the funds to get it there!

Nice work!
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  Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Isaac S (At one of the LN Han...)
Thanks, everyone.

Mike, that is my standard handle for that size. It is higher than you will find on most larger saws, but is not historically atypical for a saw of this size. It does take a little bit of getting used to, but works well once you do.
Isaac
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  Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Isaac S (At one of the LN Han...)
That's some purdy wood! Nice as usual Isaac.

Jonathan


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  Re: Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Jonathan S (That's some purdy wo...)
It's time to keep this thread alive for another year and to ask Isaac to post some more pics of his beautiful saws.
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  Re: Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Martin S. (It's time to keep th...)
Funny, I was just thinking about this saw the other day. There is a bit of an update for this saw.

I was in the Hearne (of Hearne Hardwoods) house the other day, and noticed that the stair treads were made from the same wood as this saw handle. I mentioned something about the koa stairs looking just like a saw I had made, and got a bit of a stange look. It turns out that the wood is not koa, but wych elm. Fate smiled upon me, though, as they had a beautiful slab of the wych elm on sale, as well as a few bits of slightly figured koa (verified as real koa this time!) in their scrap bin. I picked up both for future use.
Isaac
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#28
  Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Isaac S (At one of the LN Han...)
Beautiful!
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  Re: Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Isaac S (Funny, I was just th...)
Boy that koa would be very nice for the saw you will be making for me?????
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#30
  Re: Re: A recent dovetail saw, koa handle by Isaac S (Funny, I was just th...)
Great story, Isaac!

Makes me feel better about some of my own failures to correctly identify woods.

Steve S.
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