Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Salvaging Wood and New Saw
A house that I've been working on got a new boiler, which came in a nice simple crate made of White Oak, Cherry, and maybe some Maple. I spent a few minutes at the end of the day pulling it apart and saving the nicer pieces. The slats are 1/4"-1/2" thick, maybe 3" or 4" wide, with some other assorted size pieces. I guess I can use the thin stuff for some cute little boxes or some other little project.
Yesterday I whipped up a quick handle for that sawblade I mentioned in my last post. I used some riven Maple from the back yard, axed and knifed to shape, cut a kerf in it, and secured the blade with a bolt and a small screw lower down to keep the blade from rotating around the bolt in use. It's not pretty but it will do the job. I'm pleased with the blade so far, a bit thicker and seems like much better quality than my old cheap Sharksaw (my first handsaw from a few years ago). Now that I have my nice one, I can relegate my Sharksaw to construction work, not that I ever use it for nice cuts anymore.