Monday, December 28, 2015

A Pair of Backsaws

I've just completed this matched pair of custom backsaws for my friend and custom furniture maker, Dan Westfall of Boone, Iowa. Check out Dan's website Westfall Woodcraft.

The smaller of the two saws (foreground) is a 12" carcass saw filed crosscut at 13 ppi. The larger saw (background) is a 16" tenon saw filed rip at 11 ppi. Both saws have a traditional folded brass back. The handles are cocobolo. Dan has been converting all his hand tool handles to cocobolo, so these saws will fit perfectly in his shop. I'm happy to see these saws go to a quality craftsman, especially one that I know will give them the care they deserve. Thanks Dan.


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