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Build a Backsaw with Tom Calisto 04/23 - 04/24/16

Build a Backsaw with Tom Calisto 04/23 - 04/24/16
Highland Item # 992953

Price : $295.00
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Build a Backsaw with Tom Calisto

Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
& Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Class Size: 12
Hands-On Workshop

Building your own backsaw is not as difficult as you would think. In 2 days Tom will guide you through crafting your own saw that will slice through wood as well as any on the market. Beginning with a rough tote, precision milled brass back, brass saw nuts and a blank spring steel saw plate you will transform these components into a high end saw. Starting with the tote you will learn to accurately saw the slot for the plate by hand and cut the mortise for the back, followed by shaping the tote with rasps and files. From there you will punch the teeth in the saw plate with a vintage Foley Belsaw retoother and finish up the plate by setting and sharpening the teeth. With the plate and tote nearing completion we will move on to boring the holes in the tote and punching the holes in the saw plate. With all of the components ready, you'll move on to final assembly and adding the finishing details. Should time permit, you may elect to purchase a second saw kit from Tom and begin building another saw.

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