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The Slippery Slope #13: Soup to Nuts Restore - D8 Thumbhole

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 08-01-2013 01:25 AM 2160 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As the title indicates this is my first true soup to nuts restore of a handsaw. In this instance a Disston D8 thumbhole rip saw. I picked it up at one of my regular stops on the slippery slope. Here’s how it looked after the ride home:

Rusty but in good shape, i cleaned the plate, polished the saw nuts, scraped, sanded, and applied a coat of BLO to the handle. All in a days work. Being a full restore i still needed to sharpen it.

It came to me as a 6 ppi saw and i kept it the same. I used 6 degrees of rake and no fleam for this particular saw. There was sone set left from the previous tuning and i was happy with the way it looked so i left that alone. Here it is making a few rips in red oak:

And of course the money shots:

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.



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#1 posted 08-01-2013 01:28 AM

NICE

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 01:31 AM

You really did a beautiful job Stef.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 01:31 AM

Those are attractive saws. Well done. Looks ready for another two lifetimes worth of work.

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 01:51 AM

Ya done yourself proud young man! Stef great work, my roadside pickup saw will be on its way to you, please have it ready by Tuesday.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 01:54 AM

Thanks fellas.

OF – i work cheap. Also work for cherry ;)

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 02:12 AM

Clean work Stef, very nice.

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 04:12 AM

I cant thank you enough. I’ll pm you my address and pay back the shipping costs.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#8 posted 08-01-2013 11:08 AM

Nice work Stef, I’m no where near completing my D-8 and it was in better shape than yours to start with.
Too many distractions, youngest gets wed, two 4 and a halfs in progress .. you know the tune, but it is disasembled, paint spatters gone, medalion polished, just a bit at a time.
Oh, and I found a new polishing aid, the spinbrush that dosen’t go in a mouth anymore, add autosol and whir away on the recesses of the medalion..works GREAT !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#9 posted 08-01-2013 11:56 AM

Lol Scotty – ill take that as a compliment. If its nice enough to reside in your shop it will be a centerpiece of mine.

Glen – Slick move on the electric toothbrush! I bet you could scoop one up at the flea market for pennies on the dollar too. Lord know I aint stickin nothing in my mouth that came from the flea market. The medallion takes some time to get into those little nooks and crannies.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#10 posted 08-01-2013 06:34 PM

Nice. The saw looks great. I have a roached saw like that. Bought it for the handle.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 08-01-2013 08:42 PM

The handles probably worth more than the steel Dan. Shine her up and it just may give you the motivation to pair it up with some steel. Or …. or …. be a total boss and have Bad Axe custom make you a handle less saw and put the thumbhole on it. That would be cool.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#12 posted 08-01-2013 11:20 PM

Stef, missed your post on the cherry, pm me.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#13 posted 08-04-2013 08:24 AM

Lovely work Stef. You’re on fire now. The bug has bitten you bad and I’m not sorry at all. :o)

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#14 posted 08-04-2013 11:13 AM

Yea Andy its got me. Im sick and i like it!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#15 posted 08-11-2013 01:41 AM

boy that is one gorgeous saw, it’s too bad I’m left handed, I’m waiting for someone to send the thumbhole pattern to tgiag so I can make one in a left hand version. Speaking of making more handles… ;) You ever gonna send that box haha?

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