Saw and Handplane restoration

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Blog series by Tokolosi updated 07-02-2012 08:23 PM 2 parts 14375 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Disston D-8 handle - initial sanding

06-15-2012 11:18 PM by Tokolosi | 5 comments »

This blog follows this one I messed up when I tried to put them in the same series. Had some downtime last night. So I picked up that saw handle. I used mineral spirits and wiped it as clean as I could. Then using a small sanding block and 150 grit paper started sanding at the flat planes of the handle. The wood is hard but so dry it just turns to dust. I realized quickly that some of the staining will have to stay as it had penetrated the wood so deep that trying to sand it out will be im...

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Part 2: Disston D8 - Blade

07-02-2012 08:23 PM by Tokolosi | 7 comments »

I cleaned the sawblade by using a scraper for the grime and surface rust. Then using Naval Jelly and a stiff nylon bristle brush removed the rust. After that it was coated with WD-40 and sanded starting with 220 and progressing through 0000 steel wool. The medallions and screws were cleaned with Barkeepers Friend and polished. Im pretty happy on how it turned out.

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