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Forum topic by ErikF posted 03-27-2018 09:26 PM 848 views 3 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ErikF

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03-27-2018 09:26 PM

Jocks,

I’ve been a member of this woodworking forum for a number of years. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful projects, been inspired, and have gotten a lot of good advice. I don’t get to do a whole lot of woodworking these days but I do build a lot of tools. For the past few years I have been developing a process to build handsaws efficiently while maintaining a high standard of quality. I’ve invested a lot of time and money into the proper equipment to build handsaws in house, no outsourcing that would drive up the price of the product.

When I decided to give hand-cut dovetails a shot, I was disappointed at the high price of a well reviewed saw. I’ve been on a bit of a mission since that time. I now feel I offer the best value where handsaws are concerned. I won’t knock another maker and this is specific to production saws (not custom/one of). I now have a deep understanding of the build process and have a product that will go head to head with any other maker in the market. I say this confidently because I’ve spent years in this, there are few people that have time into saws the way that I do.

I make all my parts-
Backs are folded brass
Plates are ground flat, toothed, hand sharpened, and hammer set.
Panel saw plates are double taper ground (Disston style) under flood coolant.
All hardware is turned from brass 360.
Handles are roughed out on my CNC then finished by hand.

Marketing is my least favorite part of having a business but it’s a necessary part of the gig. So here is a list of prices and a link to my site.

Thanks,
Erik

Florip Toolworks

9” Dovetail $85
10” Dovetail $99
12” Tenon $135
17” Halfback $155
20” Panel with taper ground plate $185

Soon to come:
Carcase
Sash
Large tenon
24” Panel Saw




-- Power to the people.


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Jerry

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#1 posted 03-27-2018 11:56 PM

Nice looking saws!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Aj2

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#2 posted 03-28-2018 12:06 AM

Looks good Erik, good luck with your business.
Hope you do well

-- Aj

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jacww

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#3 posted 03-28-2018 01:19 AM

Erik,

I have one of your open handle half back xcut saws. It is extremely well made and SHARP! Cuts like a hot knife through butter. It makes it easy to “let the saw do the work” AND it looks great!

I received several positive comments on it recently, when I used it in a woodworking class!

TonyC

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ErikF

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#4 posted 03-28-2018 10:17 AM



Erik,

I have one of your open handle half back xcut saws. It is extremely well made and SHARP! Cuts like a hot knife through butter. It makes it easy to “let the saw do the work” AND it looks great!

I received several positive comments on it recently, when I used it in a woodworking class!

TonyC

- jacww

Glad the saw is treating you well. That is one of my favorite saws.

-- Power to the people.

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jopo

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#5 posted 03-29-2018 04:26 AM

Do you still live in Oceanside? I live there and would love to check out one of your dovetail saws.

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Walker

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#6 posted 03-29-2018 05:32 AM

At first glance I read ” Adorable Handsaws”.

-- ~Walker

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Notbrick

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#7 posted 03-29-2018 02:09 PM

These look darn good. I just bought a kit to make my own, but can honestly saw I may have bitten off more than I can chew. Your new Carcase saw definitely has my attention when released. I would love to get a marking gauge or two when you can make some more, so please put me down on a list!

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ErikF

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#8 posted 03-30-2018 11:11 AM



These look darn good. I just bought a kit to make my own, but can honestly saw I may have bitten off more than I can chew. Your new Carcase saw definitely has my attention when released. I would love to get a marking gauge or two when you can make some more, so please put me down on a list!

- Notbrick

for sure! thanks.

-- Power to the people.

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