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post #1 of 3 Old 07-12-2017, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Making a dovetail/tennon/carcass saw?

Hello all,

I have been looking high and low recently for a nice saw for doing finer work (ie. dovetail/tennon/carcass saw). I have been unable to really find anything locally at the antique stores and flea market/yard sales and everything online is priced like it's the last saw in existence. I have seen videos of guys making their own back saws, however I haven't been able to find any information as to where you can buy brass stock (for the frameback), saw stock, and the screws/bolts, etc.

Does anyone have experience making their own saws? If so where can these materials be had, preferably online? Lastly, is it worth the cost of materials or is there an unfound resource for buying a good dovetail saw that I simply have not found yet? Just in case anyone mentions "Just use a Japanese-type pull saw - their cheap," I have a few and am not a fan (at least not for my joinery work) - I want a good solid back saw. Thank you!

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You don't have to make a saw. While I don't do hand cut dovetails I know the tools are still available. I'm sure someone can point you in a direction of a better quality saw but this one would be better than homemade.
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Amazon is loaded with them in the teens, twenty and on up.

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