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Blog entry by PaBull posted 1278 days ago 1435 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my business I have a friend, who’s dad was an old woodworker. The man is getting older. So yesterday my friend came by and said: “Here this toolbox is yours.

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So i opened the toolbox, and at first view not very exiting.

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But after I pulled out the tray, I found the treasure.

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And I started to pull out the saw’s one by one. Some of the not so old, but some are some cool looking ones.

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I have my work cut out, restoring some of these.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower



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canadianchips

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#1 posted 1278 days ago

Nice person to give you them.
GO FOR IT , give them new life.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 1278 days ago

Great looking saws! You should clean one up and mount it for the kind gentleman that graced you with those old beauties

-- "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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PaBull

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#3 posted 1278 days ago

Chips, I will, it might take same time, but I will.

Chriss, I thought about that, some of the saws have his dad’s name still ingraved on them.

Joe, I will get back to you.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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CoolDavion

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#4 posted 1278 days ago

I’ve got the same toolbox, bought it at an auction in the snow. It does hold a lot

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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davidroberts

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#5 posted 1278 days ago

I just completed the restro of an older Disston D-8, 26-inch 12 tooth I believe. It was pretty rusty but no pitting.Yours look to be in about the same condition as mine was in. From using what I had read, I removed the panel from the handle and sprayed one side with WD40. You could use Evaprorust but I didn’t have any and didn’t want to buy any at this time. After letting it sit overnight I used a razor blade, in a holder, and scraped all the rust that i could off the one side, then wiped it down. Next I used some wet/dry 400 grit sandpaper with more WD40 and went over the side back and forth from heel to toe. Not crarzy sanding, just gentle strokes, no swirls. I did the same thing to the other side. The panel now has a light patina but is slick as glass. Now I need to reset and sharpen it. It is actually pretty sharp but I need the practice. The handle was in pretty much good shape. I just gave it a very light sanding to remove the varnish flakes and applied two thin coats of clear shellac, then buffed with nonwoven very fine Mirlon pad. I lightly buffed the fastners on a polishing wheel, not much. Very nice.

-- God is Great, Wood is Good. nuff said.

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mafe

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#6 posted 1278 days ago

Beautiful, saws, lucky you.
Now you just have to do some sharpeneing, and makes som jigs for that… ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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PaBull

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#7 posted 1276 days ago

Davion, nice big tool box, holds lots of stuff.

Mafe, I need to look realy hard int this and study the subject of saw restoration; the cleaning of the blade, the fixing of the handle and last, but not least the setting of the teeth and sharpening. This would make a nice blog.

Be good. Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 1252 days ago

aaaagh don´t know how I missed this tressure…LOL

for restore handles and make new ones lots of knowledge on L J about wood :—))
for fixing the rusty metal some good toturials as well and on you-tube
but there is a bunch about different things in the gallooish way of doing it here http://www.wkfinetools.com/

about the teethseting and sharpening a saw one of the best sorces I know is a DVD that LIE-NILSEN sell

the title is : Hand Saw Sharpening
hosted by : Tom Law

and it show all the aspect of handsharpening both the right and wrong way + something you never
had thought of … :-) but remember its only about sharpening not restoring the saws…except from ….......sharpening …...LOL

good luck with those goodies
Dennis

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PaBull

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#9 posted 1252 days ago

Thanks Dennis for the link, I looked at it, I want one of those Elkins sharpening jigs.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 1252 days ago

OH NO ! you don´t :-) (remember the children needs new things all the time beside great food…LOL)
you make yourself a sawvice in wood and make two blocks of wood you have cut in the right angle
and use them as sharpening Jiigs
both things are also shown on that site I think under Smalser

take care
Dennis

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Napoleon

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#11 posted 1252 days ago

Wauw…..they are so nice…..and when i look at the 3 last pictures my toolheart melts…these saw´s looks so wonderful. Yoy are a lucky guy :) they will look outstanding on the wall.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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PaBull

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#12 posted 1252 days ago

ok, ok, Dennis, you are completely right, I am so sorry, don’t tell my wife I was going to spend our little Christmas budget on a new gadget for the shop.

Be well, Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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PaBull

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#13 posted 1252 days ago

Hum, how did I end up with almost all completely Danish responses. lol

Thanks, Napoleon, but they need lots of TLC, and I don’t have the time for it right now. I am not banned to a little Pacific Island with all kids of time on my hands.

Be well, Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 1252 days ago

or you can use the little trick….hhmmm….......ssssssh don´t tell I told you….
you show her the things you want of the old stuff and ceep telling her they don´t
make them as they used to…....and of course strategic placed catalogs with new tools you want
a few month before chrismas and birthdays…hhmmmm…sssshh its a secret :-)

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