Hand saws: Garlick and Son Rip Saw

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Blog entry by TDog posted 05-07-2013 03:27 AM 9676 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Garlick and Son Rip Saw

The original Garlick and Son Saw Company was started in 1858 according to the webpage.

My Garlick and Son (Lynx) saw arrived today. I purchased it on EBay taking a risk and trying for a great price; well lady luck turned my way. The saw is in fine shape and looks great. It’s a Lynx line saw according to the Lynx website which acquired or obtained Garlick and Son Saw Company sometime in 1999. I have not taken but a few photos and posted the best detailed one here.

The saw is 26 inches long with what I understand to be a Walnut Handle finished in Danish Oil. I have yet to give the shark-toothed gleaming tool a workout as I am purchasing wood for a special furniture project in the next couple of weeks and I want to make an attempt at an all handwork build. I was waiting on this rip saw in order to…yes…bypass my table saw. (Call me a glutton for punishment, a purist, or in love with woodworking) I am starting a new job and will have a day off each week to “work the wood” hence the handwork emphasis.

I will give a later report on its performance and ability to tear down boards to correct widths etc.
Of course I will take much of the credit for mistakes or shortcomings on my part as the “sawyer” has a lot
to do with the performance with a handsaw.

If you have used one of these or any traditional hand rip saw, let me know.
Can’t wait to get started on the next project.

Ya’ll have a good week now, ya hear!

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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