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Here is a Fiddleback Walnut Carcass saw all finished and ready to be shipped off to Fine Woodworking Magazine.  They recently requested a Carcass saw for an upcoming article comparing high-end handsaws.  I trust my saw will get a solid review. Stay tuned!

Fiddleback Walnut Carcass Saw 13ppi rip for Fine Woodworking

Fiddleback Walnut Carcass Saw 13ppi rip for Fine Woodworking

IMG_2504Here is a picture of a recent set of custom saws for a cabinet maker in Maine.

The front saw is a 10″ 15ppi rip dovetail saw.

The back saw (no pun) is an 11″ 11ppi crosscutting carcass saw.

These two bad boys are ready to go to work. Both are graced with some California fiddleback walnut.

2013-09-21 11.52.39Here is the finished product.  Mortised new Winsor Saw medallion into highly figured quilted maple.  The blade is .025″ 1095 spring steel filed 12ppi rip.  In terms of the tote the angle is slight more aggressive than the original No. 9.  I sharpened the lines and streamlined the overall pattern to give a more stylized look than the originally clunky No. 9 tote.  Contact Winsor Saw at to order.  6-8 weeks for delivery.

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One of my customers, John B, send me these two pictures. The first is a Winsor Saw TenonBennett_Tenon doing joinery in hard maple in preparation for a 1800’s Chippendale mirror. The second is the end product, or better yet, art piece! Here’s what John has to say about his new Winsor Tenon Saw:

“Hi Robert, Attached is a photo of your saw helping me cut the joinery of late 1800s Chippendale rococo mirror.
The ripped filing cuts beautifully.”

Simply stunning!



On the bench today is a pair of custom saws out of highly figured walnut. Larry ordered a slightly smaller handle for his 10″ dovetail and 11″ carcass.

Craftsman BigBen builds a Winsor Saw Dovetail Saw Kit

Craftsman BigBen builds a Winsor Saw Dovetail Saw Kit

Follow BigBen’s blog about constructioning his own Dovetail Saw from a Winsor Saw Dovetail Saw Kit.

Winsor Saw offers a variety of saw parts including blades, brass backs and bolts. Have a look at our website for details and feel free to contact us for custom parts and pricing at

Winsor Saw Flame Maple Dovetail

Winsor Saw Flame Maple Dovetail

Hello!  Winsor Saw will be blogging about everything saws and specialized woodworking.  I hope to post about:

  • How to pick a saw
  • How to test your saw
  • How to practices sawing
  • How to tune your saw
  • How to sharpen a dovetail saw
  • How to care for your saw
  • How to buy a saw on Ebay
  • How to restore an old saw
  • How to remove rust from a saw plate