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Blog entry by BigRedKnothead posted 10-09-2014 05:44 PM 3146 reads 0 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer



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#1 posted 10-09-2014 05:48 PM

:-)

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 05:53 PM

Congrats on finding loving relatives and their kind gifts

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-09-2014 05:57 PM

It’s cool how those found their way to you. Thanks for sharing.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 10-09-2014 06:01 PM

I treasure the few tools I have from my grandfather Red and I’m sure you will treasure those too. That little panel saw is sweet.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 10-09-2014 06:02 PM

This is a VERY cool story Red. I know the sort of feelings you’re having. I’m sending you a PM.

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

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#6 posted 10-09-2014 06:11 PM

There are some cool people on this LJ site. You are the coolest!
Roman

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#7 posted 10-09-2014 06:14 PM

Very good story Red. I have a panel saw from my grandfather that I love using because of the connection to him. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 10-09-2014 06:18 PM

This is wonderful…reading it almost brought a tear to my eye (that IS NOT sarcasm).

Enjoy…

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#9 posted 10-09-2014 06:36 PM

Red – Your panel saw looks the same as a Disston No. 16 or ‘New 16’ as they were known. I know it has a Warranted Superior medallion, but if it wasn’t made by Disston, I think the ‘New 16’ was the saw it was a copy of. Saws under 20” had three sawnuts instead of the 4 found on the larger ‘New 16s’. Disston made these saws from 1880-1928. They were replaced by the D-16 which didn’t have the wheat carving and didn’t last long before it was discontinued. I take it there is no evidence of an etch on the plate?

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#10 posted 10-09-2014 06:47 PM

Before Bob gives you the right answer (LOL), I’m going to guess that it was made by Simonds.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#11 posted 10-09-2014 06:57 PM

Well, it does look an awful lot like this Simonds, Andy. ;-)

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

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#12 posted 10-09-2014 07:02 PM

Like you im lucky enough to have some of the tools that were owned by my grandfather and even some by my great grandfather. Theres certainly a connection when you wrap your hand around the tote of a plane or handsaw and begin to work with those old tools. Its your turn to add to the story and lineage now.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 10-09-2014 07:02 PM

Congratulations on connecting with your heritage ,the past is important to us it make us who we are. Your old timer tools are cool and with the family history a real link back to the past. Do you have any photos of items made in the past with them? The only two tools i have from my Dad are a Carpenters pin/brad hammer and a marking gauge ,I value them both,but wish the family had saved the hand saws and planes.
I remember the reverence and care he took with them . Clean them up and use them you will be surprised at how well they work.
your next project may well be a carpenters box to house them in? Well done on your family reconnection.

-- Kev, Hobby/home repair/woodworker .Timaru .NZ

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#14 posted 10-09-2014 07:06 PM

Is that a crescent moon I can see in the center of the medallion Red?

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#15 posted 10-09-2014 07:10 PM

kevlights- I don’t have any items they made with these tools per se. I do have some of the wooden toys that Wayne made… and they are in a safe place;-)

Bob and Andy- Thanks for the input. I wasn’t able to make out an etch as of yet, but it DOES look a lot like that Simmonds saw!

I’m looking forward to having lunch with Wayne again once they’re settled. I have lots of questions;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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