With the excitment of stumbling upon those early handplanes, my interest in woodworking now reaching new heights , i dig deeper into the treasures sitting in my grandfathers basement:
Among the many coffee cans, cigar boxes, drawers, and shelves were sitting a bunch of hand saws. I never thought of having a use for an old handsaw and i certainly didn’t see any value to them either, but these were Pop’s (my deceased grandfather), “i bet they would look kinda cool in my man room”, i thought to myself.
So i brought home another box of old rusty tools that probaly hadn’t seen the light of day in 30 years. Among them 3 hand saws and a drawknife. After a cleaning my pot of gold continues to grow.
Turns out this old saw had some value to it … A Henry Disston #7 – dated around 1912, nib still on it and everything. As with the block planes i inherited, these saws possibly outdated my grandfather. Its very possible that these tools have become a 4th generation heirloom.
..... And a Disston D8 dated 1920’s
... And a Disston D7 dated to the 1920’s
Finally a T.H. Witherby Drawknife manufactured in Winsted CT.
Until the next round .. thanks for readin the ramblings of a young man sliding his was down the slippery slope of hand tool infatuation.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty