Sliding dovetail handle test - a frightening bit!!!
Having tuned the iron pocket, bed, and wedge I now had to cut a
sliding dovetail for the handle. I am terrified... yes I sure
am. One slip now and a week and a lot of money down the tubes.
A test dovetail was made using a test handle in apple. The only
problem...I had no dimensioned apple... only a log!
So that was ripped using Jaws II and then smoothed.
The handle blank roughly cut then a dovetail test in oak.
Once I proved I could do that it was off to cut into the black
This is the only other English hardwood I have... an apple log I
think... fruit of some kind anyway... could even be pear.
JAWS II made light work of this... it's sharp!!
Straight and true! Boy, I love this old saw. It has seen some
things in over a century.
... and to the line as always.