I was able to take apart my “new” saw with only a little trouble, but I’ll wright more about the handle and brass split nut when I get to them.
Now the saw blade is a little rusted… Ok it’s really rusted. To get all that rust off, I’m going to wet sand it. I know that there are products that I could buy to remove rust, but I already have wet dry sand paper. Not to mention that 90% of everything I do is sanding stuff, so why change my mind numbingly dull process now? I start with a good spray of WD40 and some 220 grit paper and went to it. Wearing some plastic gloves is not a bad idea for this step.
I like shiny things, I just do. So I dedicated the next 4 hours of my life to getting this as shiny as I could. I went up to 1000 grit and I am pretty happy with the results that I got.
If I had to do more than one at a time, I might look into another kind of rust removal product. I also got most of the bend out of the saw just by hitting the spine of the saw against my work bench. But I think that I’ll work on the handle before I do anything else with the blade. Thanks for reading, and comments are welcomed. I’m new to all this so your tip’s help a lot!
-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!