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Blog series by mafe updated 06-27-2011 11:03 PM 4 parts 76820 reads 91 comments total

Part 1: Intro and rust removal.

06-18-2011 06:57 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Hand saw restoreIntro and rust removal. THE SAWS Two years ago I bought an old English tool box full of old tools. In the box lid there were two saws, a panel saw ‘Disston Canada’ and a tenon saw ‘W Tyzack Sons & Turner Sheffield’. And when I dogged into the tools, there were also an old gentleman’s dovetail saw no makers mark just ‘made in Sheffield’. It was here my dream of restoring some old saws started, but before this I had a long way ...

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Part 2: Reshaping handles

06-19-2011 03:56 PM by mafe | 27 comments »

Hand saw restoreReshaping handles. This is where the really fun part begins, and where you can use all your creativity. SPEAR AND JACKSON For some reason this saw refused to be trashed when it arrived as a bonus (or punishment) with some old English hand planes I bought of E-Bay. This is the E-Bay picture where it was put on display on a really sexy carpet even… Let’s get rough! Trying to get some sweet curves on that ugly thing. More – and some work with a...

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Part 3: New bolts and some shine.

06-21-2011 09:31 PM by mafe | 24 comments »

Hand saw restoreNew bolts and some shine. One step closer, and time to play with the fish! This old G. Buck Tottenham London was actually in a really nice condition when we talk handle, and the shape is beautiful as is. And these old bolts a treasure for the eye.But how do I rescue them?And how do I get them out? First we need to invent!Ok perhaps not invent, but be a little creative, so I cut out the center of a flat screwdriver bit, to make a special bit for the job. And ...

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Part 4: Applying finish

06-27-2011 11:03 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Hand saw restoreApplying finish. Time for some finish!I decided to try different ways to be able to see what I prefer and what will last the longest, and get the best patina in time. Remember this ugly dugly, and the color? Here when sanded down. Some really nice French dye.I decided to try and give it a color in the same family, but this time warm. And then to apply shellac as if it was a lacquer with a brush. The result is striking, but I am not happy for the glassy su...

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