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Saw Points #5: The 10" Spear & Jackson Brass Backed Tenon Saw.

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Blog entry by Johnnyblot posted 720 days ago 1374 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: The Non Break Handle- a tale of two Spear & Jackson saws Part 5 of Saw Points series Part 6: 14" Spear & Jackson Steel Backed Tenon Saw »

After quite a long break I finally got around to finishing off this little S&J saw.
Professionally resharpened to 13ppi Cross cut.

Before: -

Woodwork, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

The tote was re-modelled -not much- to give it a more traditional ‘Lambs Tongue’

After: -

They are nice little saws these Spear & Jacksons. :-)

Cheers
John.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit



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Mauricio

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#1 posted 720 days ago

Sweet!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 720 days ago

Very sweet …. i need to get my Disston back saw up and running … shes got a nasty little kink in it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#3 posted 720 days ago

thats a sweet saw

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Brit

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#4 posted 720 days ago

You’re getting good at this John. Actually scratch the word ‘getting’. :o)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Johnnyblot

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#5 posted 720 days ago

Andy- I’m still looking to get to grips with the saw sharpening side. I’ve chickened out and sent these two recent saws the the Saw Makers:-)
Do you think the Vallorbe saw files from Axminster are any good??

Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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Brit

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#6 posted 720 days ago

I haven’t tried them yet John. I have to admit that saw files frustrate me no end. I’ve tried Nicholson files and what they are producing nowadays are not worth buying. If you can get ‘old stock’ Nicholsons they would be fine though.

I’ve tried the Bahco ones and it is a bit of pot luck whether you get a good one or not. When they’re good , they’re good, but I’ve had two where the teeth fell off all three edges as soon as they touched steel. I’ve also had a lot where the corners have flats instead of a nice radius which makes it impossible to get nice gullets.

I think I’m going to try Grobet files next, but I might also get some Vallorbe. I truly feel that the quality of the files is limiting me at the moment. I now have the ability to file really nice teeth, but the quality of the files often prevents me from reaching perfection.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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lysdexic

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#7 posted 719 days ago

That is beautiful Johnny

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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