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Restoring an 1840s Conrad & Roberts Handsaw

01-18-2020 01:19 AM by summerfi | 9 comments »

Conrad & Roberts was a mid-nineteenth century hardware store at 123 N. Third St., Philadelphia. They can be found in Philadelphia directories at least as early as 1840.Based on the style of this Conrad & Roberts handsaw, and comparisons to other saws from the period, I believe it was made in the late-1840s or possibly the early 1850s. The following pictures show the saw as I received it.The plate was rusted with some shallow pitting. There is no maker’s name stamped on the plate, but ...

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Disston Handsaw Restoration #6: Sharpening the Blade

07-25-2014 05:18 AM by Skip Mathews | 4 comments »

Here are a few pictures and notes on my sharpening process. Many of you know a great deal more than I about sharpening sawblades but I thought I would document my process and see if anyone has any pointers for improvement. Here is my set up. I made my vise out of a couple of 2×8 yellow pine and beveled the top edge to make it narrow and allow me to get closer to the blade for filing. I checked for a slight bow in the wood so when the two boards are placed together the ends touch an...

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Disston Handsaw Restoration #5: I think I am finished

07-21-2014 12:02 AM by Skip Mathews | 5 comments »

This saw turned out awesome !!! One final picture of gluing up the repairs.I was just thinking… the wood I used to repair the tote was cut out of a plane almost exactly the same age as the saw being repaired. I worried a lot about matching the finish, but you know what ?! I think it looks absolutely awesome like this!!! I still need to finish the chip carving. I am so excited about the way it turned out!!The old beech wood is a really nice contrast to the apple wood.By the way, it...

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Hand Saws #8: S. Biggin & Sons Backsaw Restore

06-29-2013 12:39 AM by Don W | 9 comments »

So here is the before of the S. Biggin & Sons – Sheffield Backsaw I picked up for next to nothing. So far all I can find is its From 1852 to 1856. So it took some handle work. I didn’t try to match the old and new. I didn’t have any apple, and I kind of like the “I’ve been fixed better than new” look anyhow. And after some soaking in evapo-rust, sanding and more sanding, some wire brushing and some polishing it came out like thi...

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Vintage Hand Tools #3: Tenon Saw Rehab

05-07-2013 09:59 PM by Brandon | 17 comments »

Here’s an old tenon saw that I purchased from Ebay some time ago. I hadn’t done anything with it for awhile so I decided it was time to stop ignoring it. The maker according to stamp on the spine is Abraham Ashton & Sons, Sheffield. I didn’t know much about the company, but it looked like a good candidate for a rehab. Here's some info on the sawmaker. One of the things that stood out to me was the tapered saw plate (so I thought). The handle, applewood, I believe, ...

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Saw Talk #10: Hand Shaping and Sharpening the Teeth on a Backsaw

03-23-2012 01:44 AM by Brit | 64 comments »

You know I said at the end of my last post that I’d post a picture of each saw and tell you how I was going to sharpen them and why? Well I lied. :-) The temptation of my restored backsaws, a saw vise and a bundle of saw files was just too much. I had to sharpen a saw, but which one? I thought about it for a while and settled on the little Spear & Jackson 8” Dovetail saw. Remember this one? I chose it for two reasons: For a dovetail saw, the depth of cut is quite big at 50mm. ...

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