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Ever made a saw from scratch? #8233272 04/12/21 02:10 AM
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Clearly it has been done for hundreds of years. I suspect forging followed by a whole lot of file work.

I just wonder if anyone here has tackled it.


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I believe in science and I’m an insufferable dickhead
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Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

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I've never had a reason to.. they are pretty cheap at any hardware store. roflmao

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Knives are cheap at Academy, also.


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Originally Posted by Sneaky
I believe in science and I’m an insufferable dickhead
Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

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This thread piqued my curiosity and I found information at both ends of the sophistication spectrum:
The primitive end.
The "I really know what I'm doing" end.


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it would be a time consuming, finding the right material would be step


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I have enough hard time putting a saw back on a knife spine, I can't imagine making a complete saw.. I guess that's how they did it back in the day.

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I ask for curiosity sake. It has clearly been done for centuries. In the event of the store not being available, the internet not being available, and delivery not being available.

My thinking is a jig like a vise, with channels cut on both sides to maintain the proper angles for the file. Is that how you put a saw back on a knife spine?


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
I ask for curiosity sake. It has clearly been done for centuries. In the event of the store not being available, the internet not being available, and delivery not being available.

My thinking is a jig like a vise, with channels cut on both sides to maintain the proper angles for the file. Is that how you put a saw back on a knife spine?



I try not to do them bro, yes you certainly need a jig.

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I actually have an antique jig for that somewhere. I bought it up in Kansas the best that I remember. I didn't buy it to use, I just thought it was neat.


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Heck,I have enough trouble getting a decent serrated blade on a knife. I quit trying it


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
I ask for curiosity sake. It has clearly been done for centuries. In the event of the store not being available, the internet not being available, and delivery not being available.

My thinking is a jig like a vise, with channels cut on both sides to maintain the proper angles for the file. Is that how you put a saw back on a knife spine?


I don't think Fred Flintstone had any of those items to work with


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