Picked this one up at a yard sale for $2 this past summer. I thought for $2 it would be good for getting use to using and sharpen hand tools again, and get away from all the noise of my power tools. I thought if I mess it up it is only $2. For me it is just not fun using power tools after all the years I had to use them on the job. But I still enjoy working wood. So now I am slowly replacing the Power with good “Old Fashion” hand tools. Now I can relax listen to my music as I work.
I stared off by cleaning and polishing up the blade the best I could, Then topped the teeth and resharpened with 6” Slim Tapper file. Moved on to cleaning the years of oil and grime from the tote and reshaping it to fit my hands a little better, I like the look of the old saws the had the carving on the handle, so I add my own to this my first try at doing any “artistic” carving in wood.
Happy with all that I had done to this point I stained the wood with some walnut stain I made this fall from collected black walnut hauls, and applied 4 coats of 2# cut shellack finished with a coat of past wax, I am happy with the end result and it cuts better then any ‘New Saw” I ever owned.
-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them ONCE! then through them out and went back to their trusted Hand Tools!