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Joinery Bench #4: saw cleaning

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 12-16-2017 07:53 PM 625 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Next up...understanding hand saws! Part 4 of Joinery Bench series Part 5: First time jointing and sharping a hand saw: success! I think »

What a beautiful Saturday to….sand even more! Sanded with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. The real bad saw plates I have cooking in my electrolysis tub on at a time. So far, I can only see etchings of a Pax backsaw and Disston 98. This is ongoing :) But needs to get done. More saws to clean up and sharpen. Not going to do all saws, of course. Just the ones that look like keepers. I figure, 4 panel saws (2 rip / 2 crosscut), 2 or 3 backsaws.
I have a couple that have serious caked on gunk like this one that is in the electro tub:

But these ones I hand sanded:

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter



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#1 posted 12-17-2017 01:07 AM

update 5 hours later. Looks like the 2 disston saws (#23 and #95) look the best for straightness and all their teeth. The Pax backsaw looks perfect. All the others I had, some where missing teeth or kinks. I was able to identify the 5 backsaws, all from Sheffield local manufactures. Rather interesting about the history. I am unsure how many saws and different types I should have in my arsenal. I hope it’s not like clamps :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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#2 posted 12-29-2017 02:14 AM

It looks like you’re doing a fine job on the saws Holb. Good work. I’d like to see the other Sheffield made backsaws.

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

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#3 posted 12-29-2017 02:35 AM

I’ll have to add my saws to that ‘saw thread’ , Bob.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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