Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'rehab saw'

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #30: An Ode to Panel Saws

12-27-2014 05:37 PM by Brad | 5 comments »

Most of my projects trend towards the smaller side. Boxes and such. So using a full-sized saw (26” or so) to cut out their parts is overkill. Add to that the incongruous fit between my shorter arm reach and long handsaw tooth lines. I stand at five-foot six inches and my saw bench is customized to accommodate my stature. That means it’s shorter. So that when I use a full-sized handsaw, I smash the tip into the ground from time to time. I’d rather not do that to a 100 year old saw. Enter th...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #26: New Life for a Harvey Peace No 45 Panel Saw

09-27-2014 03:25 PM by Brad | 12 comments »

I found this Harvey Peace saw buried under a bunch of rusty ones at an estate sale. The nib and handle lambs tongue set it apart from the others. So even though it was covered in rust… …and caked with what appeared to be glue… …it came home with me. I’ve never owned or used a Harvey Peace sample before. This 8ppi specimen measures 22 inches long. Good. I can always use another panel saw. I took a minimalist approach to my rehab, choosing to sand off decades of g...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #13: Learning to Remove a Bow: My new, old favorite crosscut saw

06-13-2012 09:56 PM by Brad | 2 comments »

Here’s my favorite user crosscut saw. You astute sawyers out there will immediately recognize that the nib and medallion are incongruous with the handle. I didn’t pick up on that at first. The saw first came under my view as I was helping a friend get ready to run an estate sale. A number of gigs made me pass on buying it, even at the $3.00 affixed price. —-the blade had a bow in it—-the handle was boxy, uncomfortable and had one rusty steel/nickel-plated nut...

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