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A Method for Repairing Broken Handsaw Medallions

07-30-2019 10:49 PM by summerfi | 5 comments »

A Method for Repairing Broken Handsaw Medallions The brass split-nut screws on 19th century handsaws and backsaws are somewhat fragile and notorious for breaking when removing them from a saw. The regular screws are not so bad because they can be replaced. But when you break the medallion screw on an antique saw, you know you’re having a bad day, for they can be impossible to replace. I guess I’ve been lucky so far. After restoring dozens of saws with split-nuts, I finally broke the first medallion. My options were limited. I could replace the medallion with one not correct for the saw; I could replace it by making a new blank medallion; or I could try to repair the original medallion....

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