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The Slippery Slope #15: W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner saw

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Blog entry by chrisstef posted 04-17-2014 03:43 PM 1186 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The sickness is back and its bad, real bad. To satisfy my urges for rust and vintage tools I finally turned to ebay. I cant believe I did it. I always enjoyed the hunt and was satisfied in what I could scrounge up in the wild That is until I got into back saws. They don’t come around too much in the wild nevermind ones with English heritage to them. So I loaded up a paypal account with a few bucks and went on an internet hunt. I turned up this little 10” 16 ppi dovetail saw. Here’s how it looked when it came to me:

And here she is after a thorough cleaning, sanding, shellacing, and sharpening:

-- "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



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#1 posted 04-17-2014 03:45 PM

That came out beautifully Stef. Nice job.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 03:51 PM

Very nice man, great looking saw. 16 ppi must make you cross-eyed after a while, makes me cross-eyed just trying to count the teeth in that pic!

-- Hot Damnit... Your booty like two planets, go ahead and go ham sammich -

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 03:52 PM

Nice. The teeth look great. How’s she cut?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 03:55 PM

Very nice stef, very nice indeed.

-- - Terry

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 03:59 PM

Lol 7, im getting used to the fine teeth and believe it or not, I prefer sharpening them over a big old 5 ppi rip saw. A little less metal on metal schreeching and using a small old saw vice I can sit down and do it without busting out the big 28” shop made saw vice.

Todd – It cut really well in pine and walnut. Outside of that I cant really say. I just went through an enormous shop purge and chucked all of my off cuts so that’s about all I had to test it on. I found it fairly easy to start and control through the cut.

-- "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

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#6 posted 04-17-2014 04:06 PM

Nice.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#7 posted 04-17-2014 04:44 PM

This is like those movies where the girl with the glasses and nasty hair turns out to be hot the whole time. Just needed a friend to give her a good makeover.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 04-17-2014 04:44 PM

Strong work Stef! The plate may be pitted, but I dig you bringing it back to life, just adds some additional character. That bleach you used seemed to do a great job. Mind reminding us what ya used?

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#9 posted 04-17-2014 04:49 PM

Well done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#10 posted 04-17-2014 04:54 PM

Fid, Slyy, DW … thanks. Here’s what I used on the handle Slyy:

-- "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

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#11 posted 04-17-2014 05:01 PM

Looks like a great saw. Very attractive.

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#12 posted 04-17-2014 06:19 PM

Nice!

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#13 posted 04-17-2014 07:17 PM

Thx Stef. Might have to give that stuff a shot!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#14 posted 04-17-2014 08:31 PM

Very nice Stef. Those totes fit my hand like a glove. The photo you posted of the teeth with the rule shows that it is actually 16 1/2ppi or 15 1/2 tpi. When counting ppi, you line one of the points up with the beginning of the inch and that point counts a 1. Then you count all the points that occur within an inch. The other end of the inch doesn’t quite meet the 17th point, infact it ends in line with the bottom of the gullet making it 16 1/2ppi. Having said that though, wooden rules are notorious for being inaccurate so check it against a good metal rule and you might find that it actually is 16ppi.

Not that it matters either way as long as it cuts wood, but just thought I’d point it out.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#15 posted 04-17-2014 09:38 PM

I agree with you Andy. I rounded off the tooth count ;). Im not really sure whether its the rule, the teeth, or my sharpening slightly moving the teeth but it indeed does cut wood and cuts it pretty well. Im fairly happy with the results. Always appreciate you taking a peek.

-- "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

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