View Poll Results: Wood for one-man cross-cut saw handle

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  • Ash

    7 31.82%
  • Cherry

    3 13.64%
  • White Oak

    4 18.18%
  • Red Oak

    0 0%
  • Hard Maple

    2 9.09%
  • Soft Maple

    2 9.09%
  • Walnut

    1 4.55%
  • Poplar

    0 0%
  • Red Birch

    0 0%
  • (other see post)

    3 13.64%
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Thread: Making a new handle for a one-man cross-cut saw

  1. #1
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    Making a new handle for a one-man cross-cut saw

    Long story made very short. I need to make a new handle for a one-man cross-cut saw.

    I have access to a variety of typical popular woods. Which would be best?

    I also need to get some of the screws to hold the handle on (one is missing and the other saw used off-the-shelf bolts and nuts.

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    Hard Maple for toughness.

    Or if you want it to be more of a presentation pc, Walnut or Cherry.

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    I used black oak for mine, but just about any of the ones you've listed would work. People keep saying it's gonna split but it's going strong and I use that thing a lot, in the rain too. I wouldn't use poplar. As for screws, I usually buy junker saws and salvage the screws.
    I was once a woodworker, I still am I'm just saying that I once was.

    Chop your own wood, it will warm you twice. -Henry Ford

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    I have made a few handles for jigs and I make my own three-ply wood to keep the handles from splitting. Granted they were for jigs and not for a saw. But I was thinking that since it worked so far, to keep rolling the dice.
    I'm particularly concerned about presentation. I'm more concerned about splinters and splintering. I know I included red oak, by in my experience it is prone to splinter, I believe due to the late/early wood interfaces or perhaps the large open grain (don't know, just a stab in the dark based on past experience).
    Last edited by Anthony Whitesell; 12-23-2017 at 8:50 PM.

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    i think Apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Barry View Post
    i think Apple.
    Ooooh apple's great. I love apple.
    I was once a woodworker, I still am I'm just saying that I once was.

    Chop your own wood, it will warm you twice. -Henry Ford

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    Hmmmm, like handles made for these saws?
    IMAG0126.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    Hmmmm, like handles made for these saws?
    IMAG0126.jpg
    That's what I'm talking about.

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