The plans and guides that follow are for various projects and tool work outlined on in blog posts. Feel free to use them under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. I recommend that you fool around with them to get them to look as you’d like. Completely drawing your projects out helps a lot in planning joinery and understanding requirements. The best part about it is that you don’t need to know how to draw. If you’re not comfortable with a graphics program such as Inkscape, Illustrator, or Sketchup, just try some graph paper.
The projects were primarily drawn with Inkscape. I have SVG files if you want the original. The guides are output of PostScript code, and I can also provide that if you’re really interested in that sort of thing.
I’ve included a link to relevant blog post(s) if they exist.
- Mallet: mallet.pdf.
Relevant posts: mallet tag.
- Shoe Rack: shoe_rack.pdf.
Relevant posts: shoe rack tag.
- Saw Till: saw_till.pdf.
Relevant posts: saw till tag.
- Stool: stool.pdf.
Relevant posts: stool tag.
- Nightstand: nightstand_combined.pdf.
Relevant posts: nightstand tag.
- Nightstands (v2): nightstand_v2_combined.pdf.
Relevant posts: nightstands v2 tag.
Saw Handle Templates
- Jackson (Disston) tenon saw: sawhandle_jackson.pdf.
Relevant posts: tenon saw tag, jackson saw tag.
- Carcase saw, based on Jackson/Disston tenon saw: sawhandle_carcase.pdf.
Relevant posts: apple handle tag, cherry handle tag.
- Disston No. 7 panel saw: sawhandle_no7panel.pdf.
Relevant posts: rip panel saw tag.
Mike Wenzloff has put up a page of handle templates that he uses in his saws.
Saw Tooth Stuff
- A gauge for figuring out the pitch (TPI) of a saw: toothgauge.pdf.
For the following two guides, there are a lot of variations, so I’ve just condensed all of them into a couple of PDF files with several pages. Just print the page(s) you need from Acrobat reader or whatever.
- Hand saw tooth pitch/spacing guides, combined in one file for 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20TPI: toothguide.pdf.
Relevant post: cutting saw teeth.
- Hand saw sharpening fleam guides, for 5, 10, 15, and 20 degrees of fleam: fleam.pdf.
Relevant post: saw sharpening.