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We are gradually incorporating new split bolt solid brass medallions into all our saws.

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I would like y’all to know that I received my saws today.  They are both absolutely beautiful. They are functional works of art.

I wanted to drop everything and put them to use, but it had to wait till tom.  First thing in the morning.

Thank you for taking pride in what you do, it seriously shows.  It seems less people these days understand the virtue in it and more just want their money.  Your mentality and devotion to what you do sets you and your work apart from the majority and it is appreciated.  Without people like you our great country would die, they may be the majority but people like you are the heart.  Please, keep up the excellent work, I will definitely be back in touch.

Thanks,

Mike

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Feedback is so important to running any small business.  Artisans need to keep their finger on the pulse of their customers.  It is so easy go get buried in saw dust and loose sight of what you are doing  and whom you are doing it for.

This email absolutely made my day!

 

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Found this perfect piece of quilted hard maple to execute another Reagan remake.

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We been working on a new design for brass medallions which will be integrated into all saws.

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Going out to Dwayne a matching set: dovetail and tenon saws wrapped in oiled leather.

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Many thanks to Mark at Woodcraft who turned this beautiful 16 oz. Cocobolo mallet for me. Totally Awesome!

I few months ago I acquired a very rare Disston Reagan No.9. The saw is in great shape and made a perfect model for me to prototype my version of the saw. I found a nice piece of fiddleback walnut and shaped a near identical tote from the antique version. I made a few modifications to fit the modern person’s hand. The blade is .025″ thick 1095 spring steel. Filed 12 ppi crosscut. the blade is slotted into a .25″ x .75″ brass spine and complimented with engraving. I’ll be test marketing the saw on Ebay in the next few weeks plus I’ll be offering the original Disston Reagan No.9 on Ebay. Both saws are sharpened and tuned to perfection.

Winsor Saw Reproduces a classic.

Winsor Saw Reproduces a classic.

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Just when I thought I made really cools saws I was introduced to Knew Concepts bionic fret saw.  The frame is aircraft grade titanium, adjustable cam blade tensioner, the blade swivels and the frame has no flex!

First try?  The saw is amazing.  the really two key elements are a super stiff frame and the cam blade tensioner.  No more wobbly fret saw blades.  Stiff=accurate cuts.

Now I just need the exotic wood handle from Elkhead Tools

Knew Concepts 5″ Titanium Jeweler’s Fret Saw

16" Tenon Custom Saw

Quilted Maple Tote for a Custom 16″ Tenon Saw

16″ quilted maple tenon saw