When an assistant was asked to cut a cement backer
board with a wave to the saws, he picked a short handsaw
instead of the circular saw with a dry diamond blade for
Now that the handsaw has
retired from woodworking, inspiration from reading
on jigs and fixtures gave the idea that it could be
reincarnated for another use, unlike the assistant.
Instead of having a separate handle protruding from
various jigs and push blocks, it would be nice if there
was a handle which could move from one to another,
making the custom fixtures easier to store.
For example, the saw blade could be shortened, cut
at an angle and drilled with holes that could accomodate
fasteners securing it to a fixture with a slit
bloc featuring matching holes for fasteners.
What I'm wondering about is the attaching hardware.
Nuts, tee nuts and bolts would fly.So would tight,
round bolts mounted on the fixture. A bullet catch
could be used as an allignment device for other holes
accomodating more reliable fasteners. Any other ideas
along this line or for fasteners (quick-release would
be good) or other roles for the compromised saw?