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Forum topic by Don W posted 01-23-2019 05:12 PM 8761 views 3 times favorited 223 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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01-23-2019 05:12 PM

Just talking saws

Following some of the plane and other tool threads has been pretty interesting and informational for me. My thought, why not a saw dump.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.


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summerfi

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#1 posted 01-23-2019 05:18 PM

Thanks for thread #2 Don. The tradition continues….

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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diverlloyd

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#2 posted 01-23-2019 06:03 PM

Thread # 2 very nice.

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bigblockyeti

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#3 posted 01-23-2019 06:18 PM

I didn’t have much to say on the last thread but I learned alot and hope to continue here as well.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 01-23-2019 06:28 PM

Wow, this loaded fast! Needs a saw pic

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Kent

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#5 posted 01-23-2019 06:44 PM

Remember to “Watch” Pt 2. We don’t want to lose the regulars.

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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summerfi

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#6 posted 01-23-2019 08:37 PM

Richardson Brothers 12” carcase saw. Based on Phil Baker’s 2012 type study of RB backsaws published in The Gristmill, the date is c.1871. This saw falls in a period of years that RB did not stamp the spine. The saw probably once had an etch. It has the old style flying eagle medallion that is so cool.

Before

After

I still learn something from just about every saw, and I learned from a mistake on this saw. The handle, which is otherwise in excellent condition, had a crack through the cheek just above the medallion. I glued it with Titebond and easily pulled the crack together so it was nearly invisible. I assumed it would be fine, but when I assembled the saw and tightened the screws, the crack popped open again. On another saw a few years ago I solved this problem by making a cut in the edge of the cheek with a slitting saw and gluing in a piece of veneer with the grain oriented 90 degrees to the handle grain. That crack has held very well, but due to the shape of this handle and location of the crack, that wasn’t very feasible. What I did instead was drill vertical holes from the top of the “finger” on the handle that span the cracks in each cheek. Then I inserted pieces of brass threaded rod coated with epoxy into the holes. That seems to be working fine; the cracks did’t pop open this time when I assembled the saw. However, my mistake was that I didn’t clamp the cracks together while the epoxy was drying. So it still looks like there are cracks in the handle, even though the cracks are filled. At a minimum I should have used a colored material to fill the cracks, but clamping them shut would have been better. They’re pretty small, so I didn’t think they would be visible. Live and learn.

I really like this medallion.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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bandit571

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#7 posted 01-23-2019 09:15 PM

There is a Richardson Brothers saw in my shop..

Has a smaller bolt down at the bottom…

And at the top…

Can try to dig it out for a better look, if anyone wants..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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HokieKen

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#8 posted 01-23-2019 09:26 PM

Well I don’t have much in the way of saws but I do have a Fridge in my shop ;-)

Edit: For those who don’t get the word play, that saw was made by LJ The Fridge ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Sunstealer73

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#9 posted 01-23-2019 11:04 PM

Here’s my first restore. It’s done except for sharpening. I have everything except a set, but should have it soon I hope. It will be 7 ppi rip.

Before:

After:

Faint etch, but still pretty readable:

Medallion:

I’m dating this one in early 1900’s, pre-1911? Does that sound about right?

I have it’s crosscut mate on the way, another D8 filed 8 ppi. It supposedly has the 5 patent dates stamped in the handle, so earlier than this one, maybe 1870-1880’s for those?

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putty

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#10 posted 01-23-2019 11:06 PM

Bob, you are on a roll… nice work!

-- Putty

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theoldfart

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#11 posted 01-23-2019 11:18 PM

Sunstealer, i’d say 1910 to 1917 based on the etch and medallion.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Sunstealer73

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#12 posted 01-23-2019 11:42 PM

Thanks, just realized I have the medallion 90 degrees off, gotta fix that tomorrow.

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summerfi

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#13 posted 01-24-2019 12:12 AM

That looks really nice Sunstealer. Good work.

Putty, yeah, I’ve been posting about a saw a day lately. There will be a little break before the next one. It’s in process though.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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BlasterStumps

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#14 posted 01-24-2019 02:08 AM

I’m thinking only a slight turn counterclockwise, like maybe 12 to 15 degrees would be where I would try for. Where the square part will fit in the hole.

Nice looking saw.
Mike


Thanks, just realized I have the medallion 90 degrees off, gotta fix that tomorrow.

- Sunstealer73


-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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bearkatwood

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#15 posted 01-24-2019 02:53 AM

I got my new vise put together and like it so far.

I think I am going to like it a lot more than that old hand screw, thanks for the push to get it done.

I will probably cut the threading back a bit, and make a little longer handle, but I am happy with it.

Sunstealer, that turned out very nice, the etch is a lot better than I have seen on some.

Dang, I need a fridge in my shop. You all are starting this new thread out nice.

Bandit, that bolt configuration is interesting and they really let that sucker in, what are you plans on it?

-- Brian Noel

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