Disston dehorning saw restoration

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Blog entry by CharlesAuguste posted 07-24-2011 06:57 PM 6666 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this saw at a flea market for next to nothing the wood handle was broken but i did like the way it looks,
and i wanted to make it into a hacksaw, since i dont have any animals that need dehorning!!!

Clean everything, fixed the handle, painted the saw black, painted the lettering with antique gold.
works beautifully and it sure is nice to have a few hacksaw for the different tpi configuration.

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#1 posted 07-24-2011 06:58 PM

Nice restore. Do not think I have seen one of those before.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 10:48 PM

I like what you have done here, good salvage.

-- Carpe Diem

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#3 posted 07-24-2011 11:09 PM

great work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 07-27-2011 06:31 PM

Nice, Looks great. I hope you do plan on using it, Just leave the horned animals alone.

I just finished a Disston & Sons Compass Saw, no paint required but i’m interested in paining an old plane i picked up last year.

What type of paint did you use? What did you do yto clean off the rust?

-- Anthony

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 06:58 PM

I use common black spray paint for the saw and antique gold for the lettering, and the rust i used wd40 with some
automotive sandpaper and buffed eveything on a buffing wheel with some grenn compound. And yes i will definately use it i use all my tools not a collector, i take care of them used them then they will be pass on
so im sorta of a keeper for a while.

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#6 posted 07-27-2011 07:38 PM

Nice restore.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 07-27-2011 07:40 PM

That’s the coolest hacksaw I’ve ever seen in my life. I thought I was cool having a Starrett hacksaw.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 08-08-2011 01:30 AM

Beautiful job on that restoration. That old sow must be worth some money in this nice condition!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 07-06-2017 05:21 PM

I picked up one of those today and thought it WAS a hack saw. Thanks for the info.

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