My Toys #7: S. Biggin & Sons Backsaw

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Blog entry by GMatheson posted 05-18-2013 10:57 PM 1821 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is another 14” backsaw the wife brought home from auction. It’s an S. Biggin & Sons saw from between 1852-1856 (according to the interweb)



I used that concoction to clean the wood posted a while ago somewhere on the site

1 part oil
1 part Murphy’s oil soap
2 parts wax

It did a great job cleaning the handle except on the front where it looks like the saw got too close to the fire at one point. I thought about sanding it away but decided to keep the history.

Here is a pic of my last two saw restos

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 06-29-2013 12:42 PM

I came across this looking for information on my latest restore. Nice job on yours Greg.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 06-29-2013 01:28 PM

Thanks Don. I still need to sharpen these saws so for now they just look nice sitting in my tool cabinet.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 04:08 AM

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 04:17 AM

Great looking saw. :)

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

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