1 man saw restore #1: de-rust

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Blog entry by Wayne posted 11-01-2011 05:16 AM 7529 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple months ago I found a few of old saws-

I havent had the time to commit to a detailed “project” lately, so Ive been piddling with returning these geezers back to work horses. (With much inspiration from you lumberjocks!). While waiting on the drill press frame to get braised, Ive started on this saw (far right in above picture). It needs a good cleaning , and a new handle. The set is actually fairly decent, and some might say sharp (?)......some.
Anywho, first coated the blade with naval jelly. and sent the hardware to soak in disolver as well.

Then cut the basic shape of the handle from some wormy cherry.

Next cut the slot for the blade. In hind-sight it would have been easier to drill for the hardware first….

And what better saw to use for than this. He needs a new handle as well, but I have some QS oak in mind for that.

Thats it for now…hope to finish it up soon.

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#1 posted 11-01-2011 05:40 AM

that saw in the last picture is the biggest backsaw I have ever seen!

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#2 posted 11-01-2011 09:44 AM

:-) thats a mitersaw you can talk about
look forward to see you finish the restore of those treecutters :-)


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#3 posted 11-02-2011 03:30 AM

timjr- Yeah, me too! a must have….right?!

Dennis- Thanks, I cant wait to put em back in action.

The wood is gummy cherry* not wormy cherry its the second time Ive mistyped it….go figure

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