Saw and Handplane restoration #2: Disston D8 - Blade

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Blog entry by Tokolosi posted 07-02-2012 08:23 PM 4098 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Disston D-8 handle - initial sanding Part 2 of Saw and Handplane restoration series no next part

I cleaned the sawblade by using a scraper for the grime and surface rust. Then using Naval Jelly and a stiff nylon bristle brush removed the rust. After that it was coated with WD-40 and sanded starting with 220 and progressing through 0000 steel wool.

The medallions and screws were cleaned with Barkeepers Friend and polished.

Im pretty happy on how it turned out.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 08:46 PM

Looks great, really nice job on this. Have fun making sawdust!


-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 08:47 PM

the handle came out nice. It’s a saw I’ve been looking for.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 07-02-2012 08:50 PM

This turned out very nice. I can’t wait to see what you do with the others :-)

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#4 posted 07-02-2012 10:53 PM

Absolutely gorgeous restoration. Well done!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 07-02-2012 11:25 PM

Great restore. I like that handle.

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 02:08 AM

Sawwww-weeeeT !

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 04:14 AM

very nice, I am interested in getting into hand saws they seem to be as wide in variety as hand planes. looks like a saw worth holding on.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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