Handsaw Handle Repair

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Project by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 02-05-2018 12:52 PM 1411 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a Disston D8 that was needing to get restored and put back to use. This saw took the normal work, clean the blade and sharpen, but when it came to the handle I found myself holding back on replacing the handle due to a broken horn. The D8 handles are different than others due to no slot on the top of the handle. I decided to repair the handle instead of replacing it. Check out the video for more details and how I went about with the repair.

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 01:53 PM

Nice restore.Did you give it a nickname to match its white horn? ;)

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#2 posted 02-13-2018 05:15 PM

I think the repair looks great!
Amazing how many of the old saws are still out there.
A little beat up but once restored they are a much better tool than anything you can buy commercially

I have restored a few that I use regularly.
Here is a link to one I did a blog on

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