A Saw for Small Hands

Remember that Disston D-20 from a few weeks back? Remember I said there was a smaller saw in the lot that I almost left behind.

I’m glad I didn’t.

The saw in question was a strange little skew-back panel saw with no discernible markings on the plate or on the weirdly shaped and incredibly uncomfortable handle.

I had low expectations for this one, but the plate cleaned up like a champ and when my 3 year old walked by it as I was cleaning it she said “Ooh a small saw just my size. Is it for me?”

At that moment it became “for her.” It was still a junker though so I wasn’t sure where I was going with it until I bought a box load of saw handles off of eBay and in that mix was one beautiful little Warranted Superior handle. It doesn’t fit my hand, but it fits hers.

The saw plate had a curve to the back where it fit in the handle and it also had a slight kink just at the very end so a little surgery was in order.

My apologies for the next blurry pic but you can see the old handle (left) and new handle (right) along with the now amputated hunchback that I’m going to grind into a marking knife at some point in the future.

Anyway, A little time with the belt sander (which I keep for these kinds of tasks but never actually use on wood) a couple of new holes and voila!

She’s totally into it. Score one for the Papa.


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