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A Historically Interesting Handsaw

02-16-2018 01:01 AM by summerfi | 13 comments »

A Historically Interesting Handsaw I usually don’t give Warranted Superior saws a second look. It’s not that many of them aren’t good saws, but because their value is comparatively lower than vintage name brand saws. When this saw recently popped up on an online auction, though, I couldn’t pass it by. It’s not every day that you see a saw from Montana, much less one with an etch that includes the name of my home town, Missoula. HistoryThis saw was sold in the Kalispell branch store of Misso...

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Saw Making #7: Panel Saw from a Great Neck 26" Saw

01-24-2018 03:29 AM by AgentTwitch | 3 comments »

This installment is taking an inexpensive handsaw and turning it into a panel saw. I have wanted a Lie-Nielsen panel saw for some time (actually a pair of them in rip and cross cut configurations) to live in my non-existent tool chest that I hope to someday build. They are beautiful, and like all of Lie-Nielsen’s products, they are very well made and reasonable for the precision and warranty they offer. I have no reservations buying a quality tool like LN, I just dont have the money...

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Handtool Basics #4: East Meets West - The Dozuki vs The Pistol Grip Back Saw

06-15-2017 03:21 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Whelp, looks like it time for another hand tool shootout, and this time it is time for a little east meets west action. Dozuki vs Pistol Grip Western Saw. I have always just kind of used both, I really find that they both have an important place in my workflow, but I took a second to figure out whats what between the two. This is really down to personal preference, and some of these opinions might just be facts about the ubiquitous Z saw and Veritas iterations of these tools. There are...

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logging saw restoration #1: #1

01-24-2017 01:13 PM by penzt8 | 0 comments »

I found this old logging saw in a property I recently bought. Decided it might be worth salvaging and restoring. I don’t believe the handle is original. It’s made from plywood and as you can see it’s in pretty bad shape. The saw blade is also pretty rough shape. I’m using the old handle as a template but will add a little style to it. the new handle will be maple.

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My recent flea market find.

11-30-2016 04:56 PM by Sonofabeech | 7 comments »

Hi guys this is my first blog, i like to share my recent vintage tool find, i work with hand tools i am a beginner i am constantly searching for good tools, where i am lacking is saws, its hard to find vintage saws in mainland europe most of the saws are bow saw and frame saws in bad shape, i was surprised to find this two saws its just what i was hunting for, a long ripsaw for resawing and a small tenon saw.The first one is a swedish made saw, Stridsberg & Björck is etched on the saw pla...

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Pine Auger bit box #1: Starting up, slowly.

10-13-2016 04:48 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Ok, the current bit box is way too small, someone has been buying way too many bits….Soo, I need a new box to hold over 30 (!) auger bits, and related bits. Have a 1×6 chunk of Pine. Why not Oak? Well, the Tannic acid in oak will react to steel/iron objects. Even if I would add a finish to the parts, wear will expose enough bare Oak to start the reaction. Pine is a nice, safe storage wood. At least for iron objects. Laid out a few lines to cut the 1×6 down to ...

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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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Rehabbing Three Early British Handsaws

07-10-2016 05:13 AM by summerfi | 9 comments »

Rehabbing Three Early British Handsaws When you talk about restoring old handsaws, different people have varying thoughts about what that means. Some people think you should restore a saw to a shiny bright condition almost like new. Others feel that you should do the minimum necessary to make the saw functional again. There is no right answer; it’s simply a matter of personal choice. I’ve restored a lot of saws, and when I do, I usually try to return them to a condition as close to origina...

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The Hand Saw Box!

05-23-2016 08:02 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments » SO, I don’t have a bandsaw, but I really wanted to make a bandsaw box. I have a coping saw, so I decided to try and make o e using that! Enjoy!

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Making a Saw Vise #2: Finishing the clamping area

04-14-2016 12:24 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

The final part. Cut your curves and apply a finish. Now get to using it.

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