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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
im amazed! looks great
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
Nice restoration. Another fine tool back on the job.
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
I know that you will love that old saw … I call my restored carcass saw Rip … no it's not a ripsaw, it is a cross cut, but it's a play on Rip Van Winkle.
Enjoy that saw.
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
Solid work all the way around on a full soup to nuts restore. Another hundred years of service will prove to be well worth a couple hours of your time. Ya done well on this one!
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
You did a nice job. That's a skill I'd have to learn. Well done.
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
Thanks everyone!
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
Great job, I have a couple of hand saw hat I need to sharpen and h ave never learned this task
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

Table Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank


With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

Road surface Wood Flooring Floor Sidewalk


I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

Wood Rectangle Gas Wood stain Brick


I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

Table Wood Cookie cutter Food Wood stain


I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

Wood Tool Wood stain Office ruler Hardwood


And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

Wood Tool Hand tool Wood stain Hardwood


Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

Table Wood Flooring Grey Floor


Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Plank Flooring


It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

Wood Tool Hardwood Wood stain Hand tool


Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor


edit

The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

Guitar accessory Wood Hand tool Tool String instrument accessory


Hand tool Wood Tool Metalworking hand tool Blade


They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
A snazzy restore. The numbers on the set, is the tpi. By you setting it to 16, you were close to the 14 you could have set it at.
 

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Spear & Jackson 10" Carcase Saw

A while back I bought this saw either from ebay or an auction. Can't really remember. Anyway, it was in kinda rough shape with a lot of rust.

Wood Rectangle Hardwood Wood stain Table


You can almost tell that it says "Spear & Jackson Sheffield" on the spine.

Brown Wood Rectangle Beige Road surface


This saw has brass split nuts. and a beech handle.

Wood Wood stain Hardwood Varnish Font


I haven't had the pleasure of unscrewing split nuts until now, so I had to improvise a split nut driver from a 1/2" spade bit.

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With the saw all apart, it was time to start de-rusting the saw plate. Per the suggestion of Don2Laughs on the Saws thread, I decided to buy the Klinspor Sandflex Abraser blocks for rust removal.

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I have to say, though you need some elbow grease to use them, they do work pretty well. Pictured are the Fine, Medium, and Coarse blocks.

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I will admit that I did the opposite side with a random orbit sander at 220 grit. Just faster, and I was getting pretty impatient.

Next I sanded the handle by hand with 220 grit and applied a couple coats of BLO.

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I had to really crank on the split nuts to try to get them to seat flush with the handle. It didn't quite work, probably because the nut threads were bent. So, I had to power sand the sides of the handle to bring the split nuts flush.

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And, again, more BLO for the handle. I had to sand the split nuts so much that I doubt anyone will ever get them off again (slots are toast).

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Now on to sharpening. From what I could tell, the saw was filed crosscut. I have never filed crosscut up until this day. Not knowing really what to do, I decided on 10 degrees of rake and 20 degrees of fleam, and the teeth were at 14 tpi. Whoever sharpened the saw prior to me did a real hack job of it so I had some fixing to do. It's not perfect by any means, but better than it used to be. And for my first crosscut, I'm pretty satisfied.

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Another first for this saw - I had never used a saw set before either. I forget the model of this set, but it is a Stanley. I set it to "16" but really have no idea what that means.

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It seemed to work out fine though. It cut through this scrap of hickory with no issues.

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Thus ends my first ever saw restore. I wish the saw plate had some out a bit shinier but there's not much I can do when the plate is pitted so bad.

In any case, the saw is now ready for another 100 years of use. Thanks for reading!

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The day after I finished the restore, I decided to make a tooth guard out of leather.

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They're really quite easy to make if you have the right tools.

If you don't have the tools, my brother and I can make them for (I think) a very reasonable price. Please shoot me a PM if interested.
Thanks WodDawg. I thought it might be something like that but wasn't sure.
 

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