Convenient way to store handsaws
Like most addictions, my handsaw habit started innocently: a great buy at a flea market, a high bid at an auction, a treasure found at a yard sale—and I was hooked. Finally, I got a grip and decided I was a builder, not a collector, so I chose 12 saws to keep and no more: two rippers, six crosscuts, one dovetail saw, one carcass saw, and two tenon saws.
Once I had my collection pared down, I designed this saw till to display … er, store … my saws, making them easily accessible from my bench, and included a drawer to hold a saw set, files, and a diamond stone. I chose southern yellow pine for the primary wood and poplar for the secondary.
Cut the sides, top, and bottom to length and mill these parts, along with the material for the drawer divider and stanchion, to 3/4 in. thick. Rabbet the…