And fine it is… as in "fine art".
Before I begin my findings... I will emphasize that I am looking
at this mostly from an aesthetic and ergonomic standpoint.
I will leave other to review "making dovetails". I am sure there
are some who are past masters at this! However, things repeated stay in the mind after all!
I've spoken with Shane at length... he has a true passion for
his craft and the attention to detail is astounding. This
extends to the packaging, which when you buy a boutique saw, is
sort of expected but often absent these days.
The spring steel plate needs to be protected as it can corrode
easily and the saw comes wrapped in rust inhibiting paper. This
is good as I keep most of my saws in the stuff and they're never
even developed a spot.
Traditional saw making in England has all but disappeared so
SKELTON SAWS are important on so many levels. Researchers of
historically significant tools will be pleased to know that each
saw is numbered.
This is No.10 and further than that... the
company keeps a record of each saw... along with a log of the
owner. In a hundred years time when someone wants to go back
through history, it will all be there, as I know the saw will
In use... balance is all important and care has been taken to
ensure this saw is perfect in this respect. This is just one of
a number of factors which makes the cutting of dovetails a