Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'hand saw'

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Buying a Junk Lot of Hand Saws

11-01-2020 01:37 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I like searching through Ebay looking for deals, different items, and pretty much surprises. The other week I found a hand saw lot that was labeled at “Junk” Hand Saws. After a little bit of elbow grease these ended up being pretty good user saws. Now granted, not every saw could be saved exactly back to “new”, but 3/4 of the saws are ready to use now. Check out the video here

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A NEW, Improved Saw Til #3: Rebates, and a corner done

04-25-2020 03:05 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Having other “Issues” going on last couple days….was finally able to get a little shop time in….about 2-1/2 hours worth. Went out and bought a 2’ x 4’ sheet of 1/4” Pine plywood…and a new bandsaw blade… Got out the case with the “Special” planes… Yes, there is supposed to be 3 planes in here…later on, there will be just one….The Wards #78 was out and about.. Set up to plow a 1/2” wide rebate a...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #111: 3 Dollar Saws

02-29-2020 12:21 AM by retired_guru | 8 comments »

The other day I answered a Pennysaver ad for a bunch of hand saws selling for $3.00 each. He told me over the phone he had over 30 of them for sale. When I got there he apologized for the wrong count: 67 saws! Many had warped, bent and/or dented plates, especially along the teeth, and were quite rusty, with a few exceptions. I found two rip saws and a back saw that had flat plates and spine, respectively. Since taking this picture, I’ve run all three saws through pine lumber. I w...

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Hand saw life #1: My first saw handle

12-01-2019 05:01 PM by JamesWPA | 0 comments »

Hello Lumberjocks! Long time lurker, first post. I love this site, and have learned a lot following the different forums and projects. I had acquired a No.7 Disston 26” handsaw, well used, in ~10 ppi crosscut configuration. The handle was incorrect, with missing hardware. I decided to try to make a handle, but with a very limited budget I laminated some pallet wood oak. I downloaded a template for a No.7 handle, and a friend cut it out on his band saw a few months ago. I finally fi...

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Replacing a hand saw handle

11-18-2019 02:58 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Over the past week I have been working on the Simmonds No 61 hand saw. The blade was in poor shape and the hand was pretty much worthless. I have tried in the past to save handles, but this one had no hope. I decided to go ahead and make a new one. The wood is maple, 1” thick. Used forstner bits to get the corners perfect and then files and gouges to get the rounded over edges. Cleaned up with sandpaper up to 600 grit, then finished it off with shellac. Here is a video of replacing t...

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Bluing a Hand Saw

11-16-2019 03:19 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have many hand saws. Some are nice and shiny and others have an older look to them. Most of the time I get to choose what they look like, and it mainly depends on if there is an etch or not. This time around I had a Simmonds No 61 saw. It is a 7tpi and believe it is filed for rip cuts. This thing was in rough shape. Very rusty and the handle is worthless. I will be working on a handle later and trying to learn how to make the wheat pattern, but this video I clean up the blade and show how g...

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DVD Cabinet of Ash #1: Start up

10-16-2019 03:08 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

began with an “Inventory”.....still had a 4/4×6 x 6’ plank of Ash. Also had quite a bit of scraps… Got to digging around a bit more… Bit of plywood…door panel, or back of the case? And this piece of Poplar..shelves, maybe? Have a bunch of box sets of DVDs I like to watch while at the computer….scattered out through drawers in the house. Would be nice if they were all rounded up, and place in a cabinet next to the computer’s des...

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Wall Shelf Build with Lap Joints for Garage Organization

01-27-2019 03:22 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

This week I finished installing wall shelves for recycling bins and a storage tote. They’re super strong – I even stood on them to test if they would hold my weight. Build Video – In this video to show how to cut lap joints with a few different tools; circular saw, hand saw, and table saw. I also share some woodworking tips along the way. I hope people find it useful.

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Bay State Saw Works Handsaw Restoration

10-06-2018 07:56 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Found a handsaw at local antique shop. I was surprised at how good of condition it was in. For this restoration I decided to try sandblasting the hardware and was surprised at how well it turned out. See the results in the video! Make sure to hit that subscribe button. View on YouTube

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How to dimension lumber with handtools #1: Tools

09-10-2018 01:38 AM by LastingBuild | 0 comments »

I started a new video series tonight on how to dimension lumber using only hand tools. I am currently woking on building a treadle lathe and have been busy dimensioning all the components for the project. The tools I am currently using are the Stanley Sweetheart #4, Stanley #62 low angle jack plane, Stanley Bailey #7, A square, Stanley marking knife, Wood river marking gauge and 3 foot long measuring stick. It is a little slow but a good work-out. My shaving pile his about a foot tall now. ...

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