Easy-to-make Tote for Backsaws
I came up with this two-sided till to protect the backsaw and dovetail saw in my tool chest. Turns out it does the same when pulled out and placed on the workbench. The pockets for the card scrapers were a useful afterthought.
Start by cutting the primary components to length to fit your saws. Plane the outside spacer blocks a bit thicker than the saw handle, and size the long spacers to provide a slot for the sawblade. The spacers are about 3⁄32 in. thick in my case. Then cut a shallow notch into the two inside spacers to receive the card scrapers. Cut away areas of the parts as needed to accommodate the saw handles, and groove the bottom for the big partition piece. Start with that groove joint when assembling the till. The spacer blocks provide enough glue surface to hold the rest of the parts together.
Rick Bowen, Plantsville, CT