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Hand Saws #4: Simonds Saw Restore

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Blog entry by Don W posted 08-26-2011 07:23 PM 5592 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its a Simonds Hand saw. It looks like they stopped producing saws in 1926, so I just know its probably older than that. It was in pretty good shape, so it didn’t take a lot of restoration.

I didn’t do a great job documenting the processes but it went like this:
For the blade -
1. remove handle
2. soak in evapo-rust
3. hose off evapo-rust
4. wet sand with 600 grit and wd-40
5. Cover etch with painters tape to protect from wire brush
6. wire brush with fine wire wheel
7. a little more wet sanding with 600 grit and wd-40 to soften edge where tape was
8. Wipe down and oil.

Handle
1. sand. I started with 120 grit, ended with 500. Note the idea wasn’t to get rid of all patinia, just clean it up a bit
2. BLO. 2 coats so far. I’ll add a couple more.

Brass
Wire brush and hit with the felt wheel.

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



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Brit

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 07:49 PM

Nice saw Don. You’re getting quite a collection going there. Oh I forgot, you’re not a collector are you? :-)

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#2 posted 08-27-2011 03:20 AM

I just supply a sanctuary for wayward tools.

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

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#3 posted 08-27-2011 10:02 AM

Actually Don, that would make a great epitaph.

Here lies Don W, a sanctuary for wayward tools. LOL

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#4 posted 08-27-2011 02:40 PM

Andy I’ve only been married once, so the death till you part role has already been filled. But maybe I should choose my favorite and have it buried with me. I better get out and buy another tool just in case.

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

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#5 posted 08-28-2011 01:26 PM

Beautiful saw.
Yes it sure is sweet on that wall.
(And reminds me I still have a saw restore and a sharpening wise to do, before I can get going on the sharpening).
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 05-07-2014 05:47 PM

Wow nice job on the restore! How much are you asking on this saw?

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#7 posted 05-07-2014 06:11 PM

haven’t really thought about selling them yet.

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2014 08:09 PM

Well if you decide you would like to I love Simonds. Also if anyone knows, where do I post if I’m looking for certain types of tools? And thanks everyone for welcoming me here!

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#9 posted 05-07-2014 10:55 PM

For saws join the conversation over here, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27984
For planes , try here, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/26023

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

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