Old gems #3: old hacksaw

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Blog entry by Gibernak posted 10-15-2013 08:09 PM 1988 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a little thing from a wood and tool beginner.

I found this old hack saw in my fathers summerhouse. It from the former owner of the house, an old bicycle mechanic.

It was very rusty so I put it in citric acid and.

The handle was pretty poor so I made a new, a bit more fancy.

I finished the handle with shellac. I’s the first time I made and used shellac. That stuffs surprisingly easy to use and the result is very nice. Its not the last time I will use it

All in all I’m satisfied. It has charm compared to my orange plastic Bacho hacksaw

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 08:11 PM


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 08:36 PM

Absolutely georgeous! You should post it as a PROJECT. I like the way you sprayed the frame black. Good job on the handle.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 12:56 AM

An excellent save! I like it a lot better than my plastic handled one.
Shellac quickly became my favorite finish once I saw how easy it was to rub/polish on.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 01:03 AM

sweet restore.

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

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 01:14 AM

Sweet! Fantastic rehab on the, great new handle. Beautiful work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 10-16-2013 10:41 AM

Very nice restore job and new handle. I found the length adjustability feature interesting, as I haven’t seen that on hacksaws for a long time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 10-16-2013 03:56 PM

Absolutely a beauty!
I love what you did to that old boy.
Got to love it!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 10-16-2013 03:57 PM

Such a wonderful idea, to put a classic handle on a hack.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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