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Old 01-18-2010, 12:58 PM
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Default The mailman arrived ...

... bearing a large box with a US stamp.

I opened it between appointments, and then had to put it away until the end of the day.

But then!!! I had a couple of hours in the workshop, and there were these two boxes inside the big box from ....



This was my birthday present from the family (relax, it was last week).
Harvey Peace tenon and dovetail saws in African Blackwood. This is my favourite design. And the brass/wood combination is just stunning. I know the pictures do not do justice to the handwork here. They really don't come better than this!

Dovetail saw: 20 ppi and 0.018" plate





I just had to do a few test cuts. Oh Lordy.. this is the smoothest dovetail saw I have yet used. Not the fastest, but fast enough. But the smoothest. I grabbed a piece of 1/8" thick Jarrah and sliced this up easily. Then I tried s 3/4" Tasmanian Oak board (this is essentially the same as White Oak), and after a few test cuts was peeling off slices 1/16" inch thick. See for yourself ...



The tenon saw is 16" and 10 ppi. I wanted a longer saw than my 14" Nurse. The test cut above was done quickly but I know this is going to be a love affair.





Thanks Mike!

Regards from Perth

Derek
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: The mailman arrived ...

Great family, Derek! Congrats on the beautiful saws.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: The mailman arrived ...

Belated Happy Birthday, Derek, and congratulations on the saws. I'm sure the saw makers are pleased to be sending their wares to someone who can really appreciate them!
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:17 PM
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Very nice saws, Derek, your'e a lucky man.

A belated happy birthday to you!
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Happy belated birthday Derek!

Those are really beautiful saws to behold, I'll bet even better to use.
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