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Re: Saw Handles

Postby goodfeller » November 7th, 2013, 5:19 am

NIce. And this reminds me. Does anyone have a source for barrel nuts? I've been thinking of trying to make some but if I can find a place to buy them, all the better. Thanks.
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby Jim_Thode » November 7th, 2013, 11:29 am

You can find barrel nuts at a bunch of places online and even eBay. Do a Google search for "barrel nuts" to find many sources.
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby goodfeller » November 8th, 2013, 6:54 am

Thanks, Jim. I have tried Google and eBay but unfortunately the only ones I have found are too small--basically for furniture making or repair. Exception is a company or two in China but I don't think I am ever going to use up their minimum orders of 5000 or more. What I would like to find are some barrel nuts 5/8" to 3/4" in diameter with a 3/8" to 1/2" bore to use in making helper handles. May have to talk to a local machine shop or try to make some. Ideas welcome.
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby Jim_Thode » November 8th, 2013, 7:48 am

Another name to look under is Cross Dowel

Here is one for a 7/16" 20 bolt for $13 plus shipping??
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... 07348&pdv={device}&gclid=CPG_luK91boCFaUWMgodzyEAHQ

And a 3/8-24 for $2.49
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... RecID=6132

This site has 3/8-16 in packs of 12 for $12 /pack.
http://www.woodpeck.com/crossdowels.html

This site shows 3/8"-16 but show no price.
http://www.fastenersavings.com/joint-co ... -1936.html

Here are 1/2-12 eight pack with bolts for $27
http://www.rockler.com/woodworking/3-8-Cross-Dowel

I think if I needed just one or two I would just make them and have made similar ones for old car parts before.

Good luck,
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby goodfeller » November 8th, 2013, 1:01 pm

Thanks again, Jim. You the man! And looking at some of the links, I realize I should have asked my son-in-law the mechanic and dragster builder in NC. Somehow I just couldn't make the jump from saws to cars. :oops:
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby Jimlee » July 11th, 2014, 10:13 pm

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a cache of assorted crosscut saw handles and mounting hardware I literally stumbled over in the garage of an elderly man who sold me a pretty nice 66" 2-man bucking saw. i'm still cleaning the rust and grime off the castings (I don't collect handle hardware or saws - I want to return them to use), using an electrolysis tank and a handheld wire brush. I don't see any maker's marks anywhere on the castings. one set of hardware looks like part of an Atkins #9 loop style, but the rest are anonymous. should I expect to see something to indicate maker, model, or date?

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Re: Saw Handles

Postby PATCsawyer » July 12th, 2014, 4:35 am

I don't often find any maker's marks on the type of steel hardware shown in your picture, though sometimes I'll see a raised number. The exception being the steel cap of Disston one-man saw handles which sometimes has the company's name stamped on the side. The presence of a stamped "Disston USA" on the steel or wooden parts may indicate their age, as not all of their one-man handles have it (or it has worn off).
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby Jim_Thode » July 12th, 2014, 7:28 am

Jim,
Good find. You can use the two fittings in the upper right of your photo to make a handle like on this saw. My favorite handle.
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby PATCsawyer » July 12th, 2014, 7:35 am

Jim - After looking at your design, I made a couple of those and really like the simplicity of it. I find that the typical western handle has too much loose hardware, and that damn wing nut is always in the way. Where did you get the brass spacer?
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Re: Saw Handles

Postby Jim_Thode » July 12th, 2014, 7:28 pm

PATCsawyer wrote:Jim - After looking at your design, I made a couple of those and really like the simplicity of it. I find that the typical western handle has too much loose hardware, and that damn wing nut is always in the way. Where did you get the brass spacer?


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I think I found the brass spacer in my miscellaneous nut, bolt, hardware container. I don't know were you could buy one off the shelf.

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