Lee Valley Tools Woodworking Newsletter
Vol. 3, Issue 3
January 2009
Customer Letter

A Special Handle For a Special Saw

When Lee Valley recently introduced the Veritas® dovetail saw with an injection-molded black back and a bubinga handle, a number of people on different woodworking forums commented that the saw would perhaps look better with a matching black handle. Having recently finished making an ebony handle for a Gramercy saw, and having a supply of ebony from a recent posting to Togo, West Africa, I decided to make an ebony handle for the Veritas saw.

The first thing to do was to remove the existing handle—a simple procedure as it is held in place with only one brass fastener.

Removing the existing handle.
I then used the handle to select a suitable piece of ebony, ensuring that the grain direction matched that of the bubinga handle. The ebony was then thicknessed to about 22mm.
Using the handle to select a suitable piece of ebony.
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