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Old 03-03-2018, 06:57 PM
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The saws I use are old and funky , and photos are are impossible to understand even if you know you're looking at a saw, so I slapped this
together recently :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeOnQ6To6EE
That's interesting.
Thank you, Dar.
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:53 AM
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That's interesting.
Thank you, Dar.
You betcha !

I had sent pics of those, in their super-modified form, to the guy that made them in their pristine form (the late , great, Lee Marshall, who founded Bonny Doon Engineering) , but the mods made everything look so cluttered that he couldn't make sense of them from the pics. In subsequent years I had posted on Orchid/Ganoksin about the saws a few times, and then recently someone posted about a motorized jewelers saw they had made , so that was the motivation for finally making a quickie vid about mine. I knew that nobody would be able to tell wtf was going on unless the saws were actually sawing .

By comparison, the original RT Saw was this , really not a serious tool at all, i.m.o. , and most people I've talked to agreed . But it's easy to understand from a photo (2 shots of that)


Next (red saw) is the modern Knew Concepts manual saw , also designed by Lee Marshall .

Lastly, a shot of just the table, plus a die , of my motor saw. I did start out with the old RT Saw, but re-built it out of the box, and built a bigger one , before lee and I found each other in the mid-1990's .

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Old 03-05-2018, 06:19 AM
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Very different and interesting. I have limited bandwidth these days so will have to watch the video when I have better net access.

I had a brother that passed away, he was a geologist, but he did some jewellry work, I could see him enjoying this stuff as well.


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Very different and interesting. I have limited bandwidth these days so will have to watch the video when I have better net access.

I had a brother that passed away, he was a geologist, but he did some jewellry work, I could see him enjoying this stuff as well.


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Cool. It's an interesting process. Too low-tech for modern tool & die makers, but definitely an upgrade for people making parts by hand - sawing or cutting with snips or hand shears . There was a niche to be filled, and my obsession and abilities made filling that niche a glaring path of least resistance

ps: not cool that your brother died ! I had a big brother until I was 8 ; I empathize .

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