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The Tool Gathering Odessy #2: Disston enter's the mix

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Blog entry by Tomcat1066 posted 01-07-2008 12:17 PM 951 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Great Beginning Part 2 of The Tool Gathering Odessy series Part 3: I See No End in Sight! »

After an unsuccessful try at a #71 router plane, I just had to snag something off of Ebay. It was personal. This time, it was a couple of saws. A Disston D8 and another saw with simply “Warrented Superior” and a patten date of Dec 17, 1887. Why did I get these?

Part of it was the fact that I didn’t get the router plane. Sure, one of the saws is a crosscut saw, which is something I need. That was part of it. I had been looking at Japanese crosscut saws, and I decided to snag a western saw for just one reason. Sharpening. Japanese saw blades can be replaced, and that’s great. Unfortunately, I’m trying to get away from being part of the disposable culture. I don’t want to throw crap out, I want it to last. I want my kids to be able to use my stuff for generations to come. As such, I needed something that could be sharpened by me.

Besides, at $8.00 per saw, I don’t feel bad at all for spending the cash ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 01-07-2008 12:36 PM

and.. it was personal!!! lol

pictures?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Tomcat1066

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#2 posted 01-07-2008 12:39 PM

Oops! Here’s the pic I snarffed from Ebay!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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GaryK

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#3 posted 01-07-2008 12:54 PM

You gotta have what you gotta have!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Tomcat1066

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 12:57 PM

You know, I just can’t argue with that :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 01-07-2008 02:35 PM

Better get a saw set and some new files. Also a clamp. It works.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 01-07-2008 03:10 PM

my goodness , you got the cordless ones !! lol

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mot

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#7 posted 01-07-2008 04:24 PM

Nice score!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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