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Hand saws: Garlick and Son Rip Saw

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Garlick and Son Rip Saw

The original Garlick and Son Saw Company was started in 1858 according to the webpage.
http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/acatalog/The_Lynx_Range.html

My Garlick and Son (Lynx) saw arrived today. I purchased it on EBay taking a risk and trying for a great price; well lady luck turned my way. The saw is in fine shape and looks great. It’s a Lynx line saw according to the Lynx website which acquired or obtained Garlick and Son Saw Company sometime in 1999. I have not taken but a few photos and posted the best detailed one here.

The saw is 26 inches long with what I understand to be a Walnut Handle finished in Danish Oil. I have yet to give the shark-toothed gleaming tool a workout as I am purchasing wood for a special furniture project in the next couple of weeks and I want to make an attempt at an all handwork build. I was waiting on this rip saw in order to…yes…bypass my table saw. (Call me a glutton for punishment, a purist, or in love with woodworking) I am starting a new job and will have a day off each week to “work the wood” hence the handwork emphasis.

I will give a later report on its performance and ability to tear down boards to correct widths etc.
Of course I will take much of the credit for mistakes or shortcomings on my part as the “sawyer” has a lot
to do with the performance with a handsaw.

If you have used one of these or any traditional hand rip saw, let me know.
Can’t wait to get started on the next project.

Ya’ll have a good week now, ya hear!

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23



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