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Making Two Sets of Matching Heirloom Saws #2: The 12" Carcase Saw

02-14-2018 08:24 PM by summerfi | 18 comments »

This is the third in a series of articles on making two matching sets of heirloom saws. The first article was on making gent’s saws and table saws. It can be found here:http://lumberjocks.com/summerfi/blog/46985.The second was on making 10” dovetail saws, and it can be found here:http://lumberjocks.com/summerfi/blog/78490.If you’re wondering what these sets are all about, please see the first article in the series where that is explained in detail. It has been two full years since I made th...

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Standing Desk of Cherry #7: Dovetails, just dovetails

07-09-2017 04:38 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Have four corners to do. Gave a hint in the last blog… This is Corner #1…..maple doesn’t like saws any more than Cherry does, it appears. I usually do pins first on these through dovetails.. Handsaw to cut, just an old Disston No. 4….. Then some chisel work.. I chop in from one face of the board, leaving a tab for support, then flip the board over… Chop out the waste.. Once they look good, I use these pins, and a sharp pencil, to trace out wh...

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Making Two Sets of Matching Heirloom Saws #1: The 10" Dovetail Saw

02-12-2016 02:20 AM by summerfi | 20 comments »

This blog entry is a continuation of an earlier blog post titled Making Two Sets of Heirloom Saws: The Gent's Saw and The Table Saw. The making of these saws is an ideal topic for a blog series, but I unfortunately didn’t think of that when I made the original post. I’ve now turned this into a series, but there is no way to go back and incorporate the original post into the series. That is why this post shows as #1 of the series even though it is about the third saws in the sets....

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Refurbish, Reclaim or Reject!! #1: Picked Up and Old, Early Disston today. Is it too far gone?

02-01-2016 01:50 PM by Dex378 | 4 comments »

So I went to my local salvage/resale store today looking for anything cool they might have up in the tool section. After rummaging through all the junk I found a complete postwar Stanley #4 bench plane for $3.00, some halfway decent rasps for $0.25 each, and few other odds and ends. As I was leaving I decided to dig through all the hand saws they had jammed in an old slop sink. After going through about 30 of them I came across an early Disston. I looked at it for a little while and the handl...

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What to do with a Walnut slab.. #2: Trying to catch up, after other issues

11-26-2015 04:07 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Project was put on hold for almost two days….van needed work, had three planes needing rehab…..finally got some time in the Dungeon shop this evening… The bottom shelf is out of the clamps, and cleaned up. Will cut to final size WHEN I find out what it will be.. laid out for the long aprons/stretchers. Hmmmm, foot of the legs is a bit too small. Had to cut a larger “flat” where the stretchers will go….and still keep them off the floor, too. trim...

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Cabinetmaker's Toolchest #2: Dovetailing the case and bottom skirt

11-15-2015 04:40 PM by dannorocks | 3 comments »

With the jointed boards smoothed of tool marks and lumber yard stamps I’m ready to dovetail. I chose 1:6 ratio since I’m using pine, and will cut the tails first. I chose to lay out a tail 1” from the edge of long boards then used my dividers to space out my tails so that the opposite edge has a tail 1” from the edge of the board. Once I was happy with that I decided to go with 1” wide tails and drew out the boards and began cutting them out with my only back...

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tote for tools #3: Last two sets of dovetails...

11-08-2015 09:51 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, the lower back settled down for a while…..set with a HOT heating pad on it for a day and a half. Could finally walk more than 10’ without going OUCH! Got bored sitting around, didn’t have anything to “baste” the back with while it was baking.. meandered SLOWLY down the steps to the Dungeon Shop…..stairs and my back are NOT are speaking terms to each other. Had the correct tools back from the Loft Bed Project in one hand, and a pine 1×6 in ...

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Disston Backsaw Restoration

07-28-2015 08:19 PM by Jorgearaujo | 7 comments »

So after restoring the Brace and Bit last week I got really hooked on restoring old tools. There is something about old tools… that is really amazing and bringing them back to life is so much fun. Ok so to make one thing clear, I like restoring these tools and using them, not just collecting them. I think that these tools where made to be used not just put up for display. I also filmed the restoration process and the video is here: So this week I won an Ebay auction and for $10 I go...

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Early 1840’s Disston Backsaw Restoration

01-04-2015 12:34 AM by summerfi | 32 comments »

Authors: This blog was co-written by Lumberjocks summerfi (Bob Summerfield, saw restorer) and putty (Alan Brough, saw owner).. BackgroundNot long ago, putty posted pictures of an old Disston backsaw on the saw thread (post #8575), asking for advice on whether it could be fixed up, or should he rather buy a new saw. The saw had a crude owner-made handle, but otherwise appeared original. He tentatively dated the saw to the 1840’s based on information he found on the Internet. Further, the sa...

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Saw Collecting And Restoration #1: S Biggin & Son Backsaw

11-27-2014 02:55 PM by Waterlog | 16 comments »

Picked up a S Biggin & Sons backsaw on the e place, it is in transit as we speak. Can’t find much info on this company or saw. I want to know how rare it is and if it can be dated. Any thoughts or critique of the saw? Thanks.

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