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

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Blog entry by Johnnyblot posted 08-10-2012 05:01 PM 2572 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 08-10-2012 05:17 PM

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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#2 posted 08-10-2012 05:23 PM

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

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 05:33 PM

thats a sweet saw

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 08-10-2012 09:26 PM

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

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 10:59 PM

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 08-10-2012 11:17 PM

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.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#7 posted 08-11-2012 08:38 PM

That is beautiful Johnny

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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