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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

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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 sales@winsorsaw.com to order.  6-8 weeks for delivery.

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My customer grabbed this not so nice Disston backsaw off of eBay. For a nominal investment Winsor Saw acid washed the plade sanding to 600 grit straightened the plate, set, sharpened, tuned the plate and epoxy bedded the plate to the tote.  Now the saw is a finely tuned beast ready to make some serious sawdust. Blade was filed 13ppi crosscut.

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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.

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

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 info@winsorsaw.com

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.

Upclose engraving

Upclose engraving

Tote closeup

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image Sweet! I landed this Disston Reagan No. 9 off eBay for a pretty price. Now I can get right to making a prototype to offer you folks. Stay tunes1

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