Skelton Dovetail Saw

Item: DC34

The David Charlesworth "Stardust" tool sale is now open.

David's lovely partner Pat coined the "Stardust" description when she was describing his collection of hand tools. We have helped to select the tools that we think will be of greatest interest to those of you who respected and enjoyed David's teaching over such a long period of time.

Enjoy the sale!

This is a best offer sale with the sale ending at 4pm on Thursday 1st December 2022 (UK time).

For more information on how to make your offer, please click here.

The current highest offer is...

£250.00 (VAT exempt)

Product Description

A beautiful rosewood handled dovetail saw made by Shane Skelton, UK.

Shane is one of the finest saw makers in the world today and this saw is simply gorgeous.

Mike Hancock met up with Jaq & Shane Skelton at the recent North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate UK to chat about this saw.

Here is what they have subsequently written

"Mike asked me at Harrogate to put together a few words to assist the sale of the David Charlesworth Dovetail Saw. 

The saw was gifted to David on the 30th October 2014.

David Charlesworth’s 10” Skelton Dovetail Saw is saw number 5, but actually it is the first saw that ever was fully assembled by Shane. It is an extremely important saw in the history of our business ‘Skelton Saws’ for essentially it is the one that launched it. We thought that if a tool was good enough for David Charlesworth, then it was good enough to sell and therefore his opinion really did matter! Thankfully, he loved our saw and our business and I believe he quite liked us too! This was documented both on his old website, the UK Tool Forum and furthermore in a video of Tom Fidgen’s, whereby David gave him a tour of his workshop. There’s no denying and by his own admission  that David, was more of a ‘plane man’ than a ‘saw man’ but he really got what we were doing and had a genuine understanding and admiration for Shane’s craftsmanship and the work we were doing in taking British Saw Making into the future. I remember him saying ‘I’ve had those teeth under a microscope – unbelieveable!’ Whoever is lucky enough to be successful in becoming the owner of this new saw, will not only be acquiring a beautiful possession of one of the world’s most revered woodworkers, but they will also have in hand a piece of British Saw Making history.


Jaq & Shane Skelton"

November 15th 2022

For more information on how to make your offer, please click here.

Guide price: 500-700 GBP

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