Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 09-10-2011 02:48 PM 24561 reads 79 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own.

My Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying thread
And Andy's Saw Talk

A MUST SEE Andy's Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

Other Reference Sites

lumberjocks blogs
mochoa - New Handle for and Old Saw
Mads has an excellent series.

General Info


Handle Templates

Locating bolt holes in replacement saw handles

Cutting new teeth

Straightening Bent Handsaw Blades at wkfinetools Includes cutting new teeth.
Rusty Gold: How to Pick a Great Vintage Handsaw

Buying and other info


Saw Making

Parts for sale
Wenzloff & Sons
Tools for woodworking parts and kits

Saw Nuts

Polishing Brass
Brass Darkening Solution

Straightening a saw.
This is what a sawmaker’s anvil looks like.

A blog entry written by Stephen Shepherd in his Full Chisel blog.
How to Straighten Bent Saw Blades
Straightening Bent Hand Saw Blades

saw handles templates and saw tooth stuff

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 08:35 PM

thank´s Don :-)
just favorited it just in case my brain don´t remember it :-)


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#2 posted 09-11-2011 05:42 PM

Thank you.
Reminds me of my saws waiting for attention…
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 09-17-2011 06:24 PM


This domain has expired. :( Bummer

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#4 posted 09-17-2011 06:34 PM

Thanks Don!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 06:24 PM

For those watching, I’ve updated this with . Very interesting and I plan to try the jig in this site.

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 02:37 PM

Thanks Don, I really needed this tutorial. I’m going to attempt a sharpening soon.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 03-09-2012 09:39 PM

Great index Don, I see my blog up there. Thanks!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 08:13 AM

dan can you add this to your list Matt will be writing several more articles and his deserve to be read he is a wealth of knowlege when it comes to saws

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 11:30 AM

You bet Lance.

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#10 posted 06-04-2012 01:45 PM

See at the bottom of the page :

saw handles templates and saw tooth stuff

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#11 posted 06-04-2012 01:49 PM

thanks Sylvain, its been added

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 03:56 PM

Thanks Don. I’m a green woodworker, and my Dad recently unearthed a couple of Disstons and a saw vice I’d love to restore. This is a great and very helpful collection of info.

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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#13 posted 09-27-2012 11:16 PM

I am looking for D style saw handle template for two crosscut saws. One saw has two nuts and the other has three nuts. Anyone have any ideas?

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#14 posted 04-10-2013 07:55 PM

I read your blog with interest, but I just didn’t see any reference to the condition of the steel. It is my understanding that saws use a spring temper steel. I have seen some saws where the temper was all but gone. I would hold a saw vertically and “thump” the steel with a knuckle of my finger. If it has a bell like sound, its ok, but if the steel sounds like a lead thunk, the temper is gone and no longer good as a saw. Can you comment on this?

Also I have seen saws where the steel is not just rusted, but pitted. A saw in that condition cannot be brought back to a mirror like finish. Saws that fall into either condition; can anything be done to restore it, or is it destined for the scrap heap?

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#15 posted 04-10-2013 10:27 PM

MrRon, you should ask that question over here, and I’m sure Andy and/or Joe or one of the other real experts will have an opinion.

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