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There was another Online Extra for this article:
Issue 109 Online Extra
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Back Saw Handle
There's something very satisfying about making your own tools. Over the years, I've made hand planes, marking gauges, and other hand tools. Recently, I decided to tackle my biggest challenge yet - a back saw. What I learned is that the process isn't that difficult. Like many other projects, it's just a matter of finding the right materials and getting started. The patterns are available to download in this Online Extra. (See download link above)