Hand Saw Storage

I built this saw till to store my hand saws:

wall saw till

The design is based on Bill Taggart’s article. His plans are quite complete. I have a couple of additional notes:

  • This is a good hand tool only project. That’s how I built mine. The sides and top are plywood. Hand tools work fine on plywood.

  • I made the slots for the blades by using a thin kef hand saw and cutting two parallel lines, 1/8" apart.

  • I didn’t have 1" dowel, so I just shaped a piece of 1.5" yellow pine to fit the shape of the handles.

  • I highly recommend making a full-scale mock up using all your saws. The saws are more different in size than you realize. For my dovetail and carcass saw, I built a little till. I got this idea from an article by Christopher Schwarz in Hand Tool Essentials.

wall saw till
Daddy,  Can We Play in the Workshop?

If hand tool woodworking is your passion, you may enjoy my children's book, Daddy, Can We Play in the Workshop?