GEEEEEE LOUISE and whoop de doo... this is one lethal piece of
With one tooth per county... it's like the steel version of
But like all Japanese saws, it's highly accurate, really fast,
and a dream to use!
I bought the spare blade only because I make handles to my own
design. This time it's bubinga. I had a piece just the right
Thanks Joe! Great advice!
Bubinga a hard-wearing timber and looks nice
First to shape to a square handle and then bevel
using my little boxwood mitre plane which is ideal for this job.
This saw blade is available only from Japan at
the moment from the
The specification is: 0.66mm plate, 0.93mm kerf,
4-8 tpi, 300mm blade length.
On the handles I make for these saws I cut
enough semi-circles to act as finger holds and then rub them all
into a smooth row using progressively finer grits.
Here we can see the shape of the handle in
HNT Gordon "jack" plane
makes the surface so smooth it's ready for immediate finishing
in Tru-Oil. I will put just enough to protect it without making
it glossy and too slippery.