Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'rip saw'

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Cleaning Up An Old Hand Saw

05-23-2019 07:08 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I picked up a Disston D8 thumb hole saw to replace my old Bishop rip saw. I cleaned it up enough to make it a great user but not loose the character and patina. I think it’s ready for another lifetime of service

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To Give is better than to Receive

04-24-2017 01:53 PM by Jace McDaniel | 0 comments »

My little cousin is getting married this year so my aunt asked if i could make her a blanket/storage/keepsake chest. This was my very first blanket chest/storage chest build but of course i wouldn’t turn down the opportunity!(quick side note, So i do about 90% of my work with hand tools only, i do all the milling and and joinery and basically everything other than long board rips, then i use a table saw…just thought this was important for you to know in this part of the story) So yeah…normal...

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My tool clean ups #1: My accidental forray into saw clean up

09-14-2013 12:44 AM by natenaaron | 6 comments »

After reading many threads and blogs about saw restoration I got to wondering what one of these things cost. Then I stumbled on a Disston 4b at the back a storage shed in a box marked with the name of a very old storage customer on it. We own a boat storage business and when people leave they tend to leave a lot of stuff. We pack it up and put it away in case someone remembers they left something. This box had been put away many years ago by my father-in-law and obviously forgotten. ...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #9: Filling a hole in my saw nest: Rehabbing a panel saw and converting it to rip

03-08-2012 02:27 AM by Brad | 4 comments »

I saw a lot of boards in my vise. I also “stub” the toes of my long, 26” hand saws while using them with my saw bench. The bench is the appropriate height for the knee of a 5’ 6” tall galoot. But unfortunately it’s a bit short for my full-sized saws. Long-story-short, I’ve been on the lookout for a panel rip saw. Ask and ye shall receiveFortunately, I came across one while visiting family in Arizona. I found St. James Bay Tool Company on the net...

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Saw: A Story of Adventure (but not like in that torture movie)

07-29-2011 03:01 AM by Shannan | 27 comments »

I’ve been lurking on Lumberjocks for a while now, but this is my first post. So … hi. I think you’re all amazing. :-) After years of dreaming, I finally live in a place where this is space for me to set up a woodshop. I’ve been building utilitarian furniture and repurposing existing pieces for the past seven years, but I only started getting serious about woodworking as an artisan craft in the past year. For my first project, I decided to restore an old rip saw that my roommate and I fo...

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Hand Tool Restoration #1: Disston D-8 Rip Saw

06-03-2011 01:50 AM by brianl | 3 comments »

As I have delved more and more into hand-tool woodworking I have discovered that I get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment out of tool restoration. I’ve restored planes, saws, drawknives, spokeshaves and enjoyed every one. None of my tools are really collector grade though – I restore tools to actively use them. A while back I decided to start expanding my saw collection. When I made the transition to hand-tool work, I bought four saws from Traditional Woodworker: a rip pane...

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Atkins 53 - a $5 handsaw

11-12-2010 11:39 PM by swirt | 17 comments »

I may have a saw problem. I picked up a 20” Saw made by the EC Atkins Co Inc for $5 at a garage sale. My wife rolled her eyes. I bought it under the guise that it was a cute little saw for my 2yr old son to use. It was true. It was a cute little saw, and I did buy it for my son to use. I didn’t need a saw that small. Then I started cleaning it up. I couldn’t have him holding a dirty saw, he might catch something. Then I started refinishing the handle. I couldn...

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