Just a quick post to share a lovely little gem that I’ve just finished restoring. This is an 8” dovetail saw, filed 15 TPI rip, made by Spear and Jackson sometime between 1915 and 1925 I think. There’s some minor pitting on both sides of the plate, but nothing that will affect the saw in use.
It has a nice thin plate which is just what’s needed in a dovetail saw and a 2” depth of cut.
The handle is English beech and very comfortable in the hand. It is not dissimilar to the Disston handle on the last saw I restored.
Over the years, Spear and Jackson made saws under a number of different trade marks. This one is marked with the Leap-Frog brand, which I think was the last of the quality saws to come out of this once great British saw maker.
And here it is after restoration.
A couple with flash to show the grain in the handle better.
This is a really nice, well-balanced saw. If you see a good one of these, do yourself a favour and buy it. I can’t wait to sharpen this one and try it out.
Now what’s next…
-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."