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A few days ago I bought a Excel razor saw but not wanting to pay the outrageous price for the handle and miter box I decided to make my own and this is how they turned out.

 

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I probably should have used a better piece of wood for the miter box but my angles are precise which is what counts. For the handle I was shooting for comfort rather than appearance but I managed to get both.

 

Lextin.

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Cool looking handle. I have razor saws as well and love them. Since you made the miter box from wood, isn't that going to wear out quickly and then you have to make a new one.

I took the little miter box that came with the X-Acto kit and made the groves 1mm wider with a dremel and a carbide saw blade. Works great.

Marc

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Marc: I don't foresee wear being to much of an issue the miter box is made from a hardwood (cherry I think) that a local cabinet maker discards in large quantities, I have used a plastic miter box for cutting 2by4's and though I have since given it up in favor of power tools it saw a lot of of use during its time with me and was still going strong last time I used it. Also the piece of wood is thick enough to where the saw will bottom out before it cuts all the way though and if it does wear out in a few years it took about 5 minutes to make so not much of a problem to make a new one.

Gaetan: I to have a Japanese style saw (probably my favorite hand saw) but the one I have is too large and unwieldy to be used for this application and I haven't yet acquired a small one I do intend to get one but it is not currently at the top of my list.

 

 

 

Lextin.

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Here is a new crop of pictures to better show the dimensions but if you are making your own I highly suggest making it to fit your own hands and if you see room for improvement go for it. To hold the blade in place I use a simple press fit but if you drill the hole to big you can add a small set screw to hold the blade in.

 

 

P.S. I don't have a metric ruler so I hope your ok with inches.

 

 

 

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Lextin.

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