Disston dehorning saw restoration

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Blog entry by CharlesAuguste posted 1100 days ago 2112 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this saw at a flea market for next to nothing the wood handle was broken but i did like the way it looks,
and i wanted to make it into a hacksaw, since i dont have any animals that need dehorning!!!

Clean everything, fixed the handle, painted the saw black, painted the lettering with antique gold.
works beautifully and it sure is nice to have a few hacksaw for the different tpi configuration.

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#1 posted 1100 days ago

Nice restore. Do not think I have seen one of those before.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 1099 days ago

I like what you have done here, good salvage.

-- Carpe Diem

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#3 posted 1099 days ago

great work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 1097 days ago

Nice, Looks great. I hope you do plan on using it, Just leave the horned animals alone.

I just finished a Disston & Sons Compass Saw, no paint required but i’m interested in paining an old plane i picked up last year.

What type of paint did you use? What did you do yto clean off the rust?

-- Anthony

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#5 posted 1097 days ago

I use common black spray paint for the saw and antique gold for the lettering, and the rust i used wd40 with some
automotive sandpaper and buffed eveything on a buffing wheel with some grenn compound. And yes i will definately use it i use all my tools not a collector, i take care of them used them then they will be pass on
so im sorta of a keeper for a while.

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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Don W

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#6 posted 1097 days ago

Nice restore.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 1097 days ago

That’s the coolest hacksaw I’ve ever seen in my life. I thought I was cool having a Starrett hacksaw.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 1085 days ago

Beautiful job on that restoration. That old sow must be worth some money in this nice condition!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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