Tool Overhaul #1: Found!

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 01-23-2008 05:25 AM 1130 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok so after reading tomcat’s blog #5 tool gathering odessy I went down to my shop to look at a few older tools that I again pulled out of my parent’s shed. It seems there has been a good amount of woodworking going on in my family. (Wish I knew my father’s side of the family a little better.) Here is what I found.

One of these saws has a Diston Medalion the other two both say Warrented Superior. These all have been hanging on my wall since I brought them home. I finally used one tonight after taking pictures of them just to cut some scrap. I got to say it works just as well if not better then that newer Stanley I have. I do believe I am going to be putting the clean up of these saws on my to do listas well as sending them for some sharpening. I think they will make a great addition to my workshop.

A few more close ups.
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-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 01-23-2008 05:36 AM

Great to have and keep. Good luck on cleaning them up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 11:39 AM

A little TLC and wow.

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 12:19 PM

Very nice! It looks like the one with the extra hole is a D-8 Rip. You can go to the Disstonian Institute and check out their medallion page. It should help you date that one. You might be surprised at the age.

The other two look pretty nice as well. I’m afraid I’ve got nothing more specific to offer on them though. However, after you clean them up, you might just find an etching on the blade that would answer all your questions!

Good Luck! I’m really looking forward to seeing these bad boys when they’re all cleaned up!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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