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Posted on Beginner Woodworker/First saw restoration - Need advice

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#1 posted 06-03-2017 02:45 AM

Enjoy the adventure with your new saws! There’s a lot of good advice on this forum. Some other points:

- both mineral spirits or simple green can help when you use a high grit sand paper after scraping and soaking them.
- definitely try gluing the handle, it might just work.
- with the D8, the cut-in for the blade into the handle is a complex 2 curve. Look at the steel with the double curve, that was actually and important patent Disston had fitting it in, so you might need to get creative if you make a new handle.
- if you need to make new handles, drilling the radius’s, cope saw the curves, then use rasps and sand paper to smooth it out. Also works to make existing handles feel/fit better.
- remember to always oil the tools after using them! Boiled linseed oil is a good start.

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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