First things first. I would like to thank every one that has desired and orderd one of my saws. It is very flattering as well as humbling. It pleases me greatly, my saw designs have been met with such acceptance. The down side is that I am not able to keep up with the custom orders and unfortunately find myself not being able to accept new orders from time to time.
If you are looking for a saw just exactly like your neighbors, you are out of luck. Sorry . There are no nifty CNC machines, or magic duplicating machines in my little shop. I don't make production saws. Just me in my overcrowded little shop. I won't tell you my saws are the latest or the greatest. I will just let the saws speak for themselves. Each and every saw spine, and handle is shaped by me. And yes, every tooth on the saw is sharpened by me for you by hand. So nobody to blame for imperfections except me. These are saws designed for the dicerning craftsman who desires more than just another production saw or just another copy of a vintage saw. No two saws are ever exactly alike. Made from some of the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods available and custom fit to your hand. Every saw is your saw.
Traditional saw plate or shaped.
My saw plates tend to be a little longer than the stated size due to the shaping. But if you prefer a rectangular saw plate, for that "traditional" look, I can do that too. No extra charge. Just let me know.
If you are interested in one of my saws, feel free to view some of the saws I have made for myself and others. I will post more as I have time. I don't have a fancy photo booth either, by the way. A pretty picture does not a good saw make. So my back yard will have to do. :)
I do not take down payments on saws that are not built. You pay when the saw is made. End of story. You are free to cancle at anytime. I will send you an invoice for the saw when it is finished. You may pay with pay pal via the invoice or you may send a check or money order. But the saw doesn't ship until the check clears. :) Prices are subject to change. But once you order a saw, it stays that price. Any saw that is not paid for 30 days after it is invoiced will be sold to some one else.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at
Saw Making Class--June 23, 24, 25 ( 9a.m. to 5 p.m. / central time ) Lunch provided
I know, I know. It's about time.
Limit-- 6 students, 8 max. ( My shop is small )
St. Louis wood worker's guild have first priority.
All others are taken in order.
The cost of this class will be $350.00 ea. and will include all saw materials. Plate, back, etc. and Tiger maple for the handle. Each student will have their choice of a dovetail, carcass, or sash saw.
This ill be a three day class with the third day being optional as some work faster than others. If you finish early, you are more than welcome to hang out, BS and have lunch in what I hope will be nice weather. Sorry, folks. It's St. Louis. You just never know what weather to expect., but I do have an enclosed section on my back deck. :)
Lunch will be provided each day with tenative lunches being Pulled Pork/ chicken, mostaccioli and garlic bread. Lastely perhaps burgers, dogs, and chips on the third day.
Day one will start out with saw sharpening and the rationalization for the different filings. No point in making a saw, if you can't sharpen it. :) All saw plates will be pre punched to the proper pitch and approx. rake. Hopefuly we will all have plates with shaped teeth by the end of the day.
Day two will jump into roughing, slotting, and mortising the handle with an emphasis on alignment of all components.
Day three. Finishing up and testing saws.
I will post more details in the next week, as I am still working out the details.
So stay tuned.
As always, to those that have continued to desire one of my saws, thank you for your continued support and patronage. It does indeed mean a lot.
Best wishes to all.