Re: Evil Dead Chainsaw(s) Build... Groovy Part 2!
Hey, folks. Sorry for the slow response.
First and foremost, your saw build looks amazing. Just like your last build, this one is inspiring. It seriously makes me want to dive back into my own build.
Secondly, going back to my last post, you are all right the saw model I bought could easily be used to make a quality saw-hand. It has the general look and the general parts. I’m sure I’ll turn it into a costume saw at some point.
That being said...
I still think it would be cool if those of us in the ED prop community approached the saw-hand like some other communities approach their iconic props. Like I said, there are some builders who have four different Luke Skywalker lightsabers because of the different saber configurations in different scenes. Not only do they have different builds, but they also know all of the specific part numbers and manufacturers for the parts, and they’ve called 60 different surplus shops trying to find those vintage parts.
I think thats cool.
And, more importantly, I think that’s something we could do as saw builders. We could take 4K screen grabs of the saw bar, compare it to brand-specific bars from the time of filming, and figure out what brand the screen-used bar was. We could break down the individual parts used on the Homelite XL for posterity. We could measure and model the metal strips used to attach the cuff to the saw.
To keep with my lightsaber analogy, there are several different saw-hands to break down. There’s the ED2 cabin saw, the ED2 shed saw, the “Army of Darkness” saw, the “Ash vs. Evil Dead” saw. They all have unique characteristics and unique build requirements.
Now, before I come across like too much of a nerd, the only reason I’m being so pushy in this particular thread is because it has attracted the attention of the best saw builders. With all of that knowledge, drive, and experience we could come up with some truly great builds. On top of that, we could innovate the saw-hand build process, and turn some heads.