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Goodell-Pratt Miter Saw box and Disston Miter Saw: Refurb Blog #2: Miter box base after electrolysis. Not too shabby

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 03-30-2018 05:42 AM 1927 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Tearing down miter box Part 2 of Goodell-Pratt Miter Saw box and Disston Miter Saw: Refurb Blog series Part 3: Box all cleaned up and put back together. »

The heavily rusted base went sleeping with the fishes for 4 hours and a little dremel wire wheel work. I love having metal come back to life after 100 years.


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I am trying out 1/2” carbon graphite rods for anodes. I have tried 3/8” last year and they deteriorated way too fast for my liking. So trying out 1/2” and removing them from the solution when not in use to see if extended use out of them.

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



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#1 posted 03-31-2018 03:04 AM

Looking good. I’ve used mine and the angles are dead nutz but the saw is dull. Suppose I’ll have to bite the bullet and learn to sharpen.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 03-31-2018 04:34 AM

I learned to sharpen 2 saws: rip & crosscut. I will do the same for this Disston. I believe around 8 points per inch x 30 inch crosscut… alot of teeth to sharpen :)

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

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#3 posted 03-31-2018 04:45 AM

I bought a bandsaw from a guy selling off his dad’s tools and he had this pile of stuff that he didn’t want to sell, clamps, sandpaper, misc stuff, and this miter box. I offered him money and he said no, that he was happy to give it away. I was happy to take it. And he was probably right, it would have been more trouble to list and sell than it was worth (to most people). Hard to sell anything around here that doesn’t have a plug or Snap-On stamped on it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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