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a break from cutting what seems like an endless procession of
dovetails for the drawers of the Military Chests, I decided to make a
joinery saw. This has been on my list of saws to make for a while. It
compliments the carcase saw I built recently. There is a family
resemblance in the designs of the two saws.
The plan was for a 9" long plate with 1 1/2" of cutting area and 16 ppi crosscut. The carcase saw is essentially a larger version, with a 14" long plate, 2 1/4" cutting area and 14 ppi crosscut.
The joinery plate is also a slimmer 0.018" thick.
The build was not uneventful. Don't you hate it when this happens ...
That was Padauk, from a chunk that was a Christmas present. It was always a borderline choice as it felt soft and brittle. Then I was not careful enough when chiseling the mortices for the screws. Live and learn ...
In the end I used the same Jarrah board that I had for the carcase saw.
Here is the joinery saw (apologies for the pictures which do not do justice to the grain) ...
Regards from Perth