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Build a Backsaw with Matt Cianci

build a back saw close up resizedIn this two day class, professional saw smith Matt Cianci will guide students through the process of building a 12 inch backsaw - almost from scratch. Starting with a slotted brass back, a spring steel saw plate which has been punched to 14 points per inch, two brass split-nut fasteners, and their choice of hardwood stock for the tote, students will make a complete backsaw which will work as well if not better than most you can buy on the open market- and- you will have made it yourself! Instruction will begin with tote design and form, then progress through rough cutting, shaping and fitting. Students will then be guided through the critical steps of joining the brass back and the steel saw plate, and finish up construction with drilling and mounting the finished tote. Finally, students will be instructed how to file, set, and sharpen the cheesey class_photo_build_a_backsaw_2012_resizedteeth to the configuration they prefer- rip, crosscut or sash. This is a class sure to thrill novice through experienced woodworkers. We have set up with Bontz Saw Works to supply the necessary kits which have been made to Matt’s specifications. Students must purchase their complete saw kits in advance through Bontz Saw Works at their website:  Price for the kit is $65 + $13 shipping. Ask for the CVSW saw kit.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to make a saw that you can truly call your own

Tuition: $255.00

Section 072013B: Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21, 9:30am - 5:00pm

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Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the recently completed Fundamentals of Furniture Making class this week.



Thanks for a great class today at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking.