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making your own hand held saws

Posted by fbdbfh Z9 Oak Hill ,FL (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 17, 05 at 8:37

I was wondering if anyone has an idea for making your own hand held saws from regular size jig saw blades that would fit in a wooden handle or maybe in a exacto blade handle?? I have issues when it comes to using power tools!! I have tryed using a coping saw and they are just too big and I have tryed using a jigsaw blade wrapped with duct tape but it hurts my hands too much so I want to make a small hand held . Hope you have some ideas that might get my creative juices flowing.
Thanks in advance for all your help
Have a Gourgeous Day
Cheri


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RE: making your own hand held saws

you might try the saws they sell for carving jack-o-lanterns. sounds like what you`re looking for.


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RE: making your own hand held saws

I'll second the pumpkin carving saws. I found I can make pretty intricate cuts using those. I used one for cutting the leaf on the gourd pictured in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: gourd with maple leaf lid


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  • Posted by fbdbfh Z9 Oak Hill ,FL (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 17, 05 at 21:05

could you please let me know where I might get this wonderful saw?? Not sure where to find it??
Thanx for your help.
The gourd is very nice
I hope to learn alot from doing gourd crafting so far so good other than the saw issues.
Cheri


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RE: making your own hand held saws

Cheri-Maybe this site will help you out.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pumpkin carving tools


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RE: making hand held saws

OOPS-That wasn't what I thought it was.Sorry,I'll keep looking.


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RE: making your own hand held saws

The link below looks like the one I use. I buy them on clearance after halloween.

Here is a link that might be useful: pumkpkin carving kits


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  • Posted by fbdbfh Z9 Oak Hill ,FL (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 25, 05 at 3:17

Thanks for the info on the pumpkin carving tools!! I ordered me a set and can hardly wait for them to arrive.
Thanks again for your help
Cheri


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RE: making your own hand held saws

I don't know if this will work but you might try it. I have a mini-jig saw and instead of buying the expense blades for the mini I use scroll saw blades and cut them into shorter pieces for the mini. The scroll saw blades just might fit an Excacto knife. If so, let me know, please.


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  • Posted by fbdbfh Z9 Oak Hill ,FL (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 27, 05 at 4:22

Guess what?? They do fit I'm glad you told me about this It will get me by until my goodies arrive. What made me feel silly is I own a scroll saw and never even thought about using the blades cut in half( DUH )
Thank's again for all your help
You folk's are the best
Cheri


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