Here's another of my remodel jobs. This one is a bit extreme considering the amount of time invested to go from what it was before and what it is now. I don't even remember where I got the saw. It was laying around for a few years with no intentions of ever doing anything with it because it was such a junky ugly little thing. The handle was much thinner than any handle I've ever seen on a backsaw. It was like it was made as a toy for a little kid. The pictures in the album will show how I added thickness to the hand grip to make it thicker. The wood I added is Mahogany. The handle itself is Beech.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s...0/IMG_2198.JPG <--------Click on this
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c...0/IMG_2146.JPG <--------Then click on this
Here is a link to a Picasa album that shows a bunch of pictures of the various stages the handle went through during it's transformation.
https://picasaweb.google.com/AlbumsP...7ot42OlYHCmQE# <------Click on this to view Picasa Album
Sorry Folks, I'm having problems posting pictures and URL,s here. The link to the Picasa Album is not showing up as a link. You'll have to copy and paste it into your URL window in your browser. Oh, hey.... I think I see what's going on, you just have to click on it and it will turn blue and become a link. How stupid of me.