Well, saw handles are more than just grips on a pair of dumbbells. I have owned many saws with handles made from strange substances ranging from crushed pecan shells cast in resin to just plane plastic handles of all types of plastic. The first plastic handles came in in the 60’s as I recall. people use them because they are easy and take no skill to make. No matter how you slice it, composition pecan shells or bone-stiff plastic, nothing compares to a well-made handle from wood.
I use my favourite rasp to enlarge the handle
The post earlier, the one that started this where the handle was cocked all wrong, was about handle position in relation to the saw.
The spokehsave gives me controlled shaping
Now we progress to points of reshaping. First off I want the shape to be custom-shaped to fit my hand and then customised to suit my personality and preferences. I have so many saws I like the look of, but I come down to a design I really like most times. I just got this wonderful rasp that cuts wood like nothing you’ve ever seen. So here is my first level shaping using a half round/flat rasp from Veritas.
This is were I am up to after ten minutes with the rasp and chisel. Now it really fits my hand.