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Disston No. 12 Handsaw with Cone Nuts and Washers

11-17-2017 04:38 AM by summerfi | 7 comments »

Disston No. 12 Handsaw with Cone Nuts and Washers The No. 12 handsaw was one of Disston’s premium saws. They began producing the saw sometime in the 1860s and discontinued its production when the model D-12 was introduced in 1928. During this period the No. 12’s handle and fasteners went through several iterations. According to the Disstonian Institute (http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/), the fasteners used during at least part of the 1860s and 1870s were brass truncated cone-shaped scre...

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Working around the house #1: Restoring Old Hand Tools

05-04-2017 12:26 PM by ofthemound | 4 comments »

Hello again! So this is where I am at in my journey of woodworking. Over the winter I decided to invest in older, high quality hand tools. Now I have a nice set of hand tools to work with. I always heard the common phrase, ”They don’t make them like they use to!” I never really thought much of it till I was holding two Stanley Bailey hand planes, the oldest being 100+ years old. Still solid to my amazement! I spent time to restore my jack and fore hand planes and now I have ...

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MASSIVE 35" Disston Miter Saw Restoration

04-20-2017 01:01 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I have been hanging onto this massive Disston miter saw. I finally decided to restore it. The handle has seen its better days so I started there creating a new one from ambrosia maple. I then spent some time cleaning the saw up and polishing the saw nuts. I then went and sharpened to saw crosscut. Subscribe for more videos!

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Saving An Etch

07-16-2016 01:29 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Cleaning a hand saw blade can be done using two methods (that I’ve found) using either sandpaper or a scraper. I’m brand new to using the scraper and was not sure of the results I would get, but what a surprise. Check out the results of this handsaw restoration using a scraper. Please like and subscribe and check out my channel for more woodworking! Link to Video

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Amazing Day at the Salvage Store 26FEB2016

02-27-2016 09:40 PM by Dex378 | 1 comment »

So after talking to the owner of the salvage store for a little while he let me go down and pick the basement where all of the items from his estate buy outs go before they put them on the sales floor. I was floored with the amount of stuff that he had down there. Picture a room the size of a football field filled with boxes, trunks, shelves and crates FILLED with amazing stuff. I picked for about 2 hours and found everything we like from vintage, rare Stanley #18 Sweetheart plane, a Stanley ...

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First Yard Sale of 2016 21Feb16

02-21-2016 11:21 PM by Dex378 | 1 comment »

Had to run to the jobs site today to make sure one of the subs had everything he needed (of course he didn’t , but hey, he works 14 hour days on Sunday’s!)Anyway on the way back home I saw a little yard sale going on so I pulled up and found this gem of a hand saw, pretty damn rare and one I don’t have! It’s a Harvey W. Peace Brooklyn New York with the 1887 Patent Date! It’s in pretty good shape too! And if you guys read my stupid blog you know I am a...

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Hand Tool Cabinet - Start To Finish #8: working on the hand saws

02-14-2016 05:43 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

I am hoping to REALLY start my hand tool cabinet as my next project. Before I do, I have work to be done. First up, refurbishing tools that will be used to make the tool cabinet. I’ll try to use the hand tools as a primary. Saying that, hand saws will be used. Here is my current collection I have acquired: ———————-The 3 Veritas saws (dovetail, tenons) are good to go. The Stanley, Disston, and Japanese saws need help.Lots of rust on the ...

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Today's Finds 6Feb2016

02-06-2016 11:06 PM by Dex378 | 3 comments »

I am always on the lookout for tools that I need (and always looking for tools I don’t need). But we all know that everything is so damn expensive these days. I have 4 kids so I can’t afford to run out and buy all my tools new. I try and hit yard sales, garage sales and salvage stores when I can. Most of the tools guys like us use are outdated junk to everyone else. The average homeowner owns a compound miter saw nowadays and wouldn’t know which end of a hand saw cuts the wo...

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Refurbish, Reclaim or Reject!! #2: Restoring Vintage Brass Hand Saw Medallions, No Chemicals!

02-01-2016 03:42 PM by Dex378 | 4 comments »

So a little off my main blog but I wanted to clean up the original H. Disston & Sons pre-1917 medallion from my 22” D-8. I’ve used a buffer, Brasso and steel wool, and chemicals on other brass parts before but I didn’t have time to go into my shop today and I didn’t want to lose any of the lettering on the medallion so I decided to try cleaning it up with household items. Here is a list of the items I used:Lemon JuiceBaking PowderA soft clothAn old toothbrush Some ...

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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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