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Hand Saws #5: Hand Saw restore references.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 09-10-2011 02:48 PM 10695 reads 61 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Simonds Saw Restore Part 5 of Hand Saws series Part 6: A Millers Falls 74c Miter Box »

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
http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHowTo.htm

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

General Info
thesawblog.com
http://norsewoodsmith.com/content/specialty-saws-and-taper-grinding
thesawblog.com

Sharpening
www.vintagesaws.com/library/primer/sharp.html
www3.telus.net/BrentBeach/sawjig/
www.getwoodworking.com
http://www.getwoodworking.com/news/article.asp?a=783

Handle Templates
http://www.tgiag.com/saw-handle-scans.html
http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/prodimg/gt/pdf/GT-DKITXX_INST.pdf

Locating bolt holes in replacement saw handles
http://www.blackburntools.com/blog/locating-bolt-holes-in-replacement-saw-handles/

Cutting new teeth
http://norsewoodsmith.com/node/76
http://paulsellers.com/2011/12/saw/

Restoring
www.wkfinetools.com/
Straightening Bent Handsaw Blades at wkfinetools
http://home.grics.net/~weir/saw_restoration.html Includes cutting new teeth.
Rusty Gold: How to Pick a Great Vintage Handsaw

Buying and other info
www.disstonianinstitute.com
www.vintagesaws.com/
www.sydnassloot.com/tools.htm#saws
toolsforworkingwood

Kits
http://www.bontzsawworks.net/

Saw Making
http://norsewoodsmith.com/content/backsaw-project
http://www.backsaw.net/SawHandles101.pdf
http://www.wenzloffandsons.com/pdf_docs/kit_instructions-back-saw-Full_Kit2.pdf

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

http://www.tgiag.com/sawplate.html

Saw Nuts
http://blackburntools.com/new-tools/new-saws-and-related/saw-bolts/index.html
http://www.badaxetoolworks.com/bad-axe-fasteners.html

Polishing Brass
http://lumberjocks.com/replies/396416
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
http://woodcentral.com/articles/handtools/articles_866.shtml

saw handles templates and saw tooth stuff
http://www.galoototron.com/plans-and-guides/
http://www.wenzloffandsons.com/faq/36-saw-kit-tech/71-saw-patterns.html

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



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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 :-)

Dennis

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

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

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

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

Sharpening
www.vintagesaws.com/library/primer/sharp.html

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 http://www3.telus.net/BrentBeach/sawjig/index.html . Very interesting and I plan to try the jig in this site.

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

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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 http://thisoldworkshop.com/index.php/info-articles/121-matt-vintagesaw

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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

You bet Lance.

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

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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

http://www.galoototron.com/plans-and-guides/

-- 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

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

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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, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27984 and I’m sure Andy and/or Joe or one of the other real experts will have an opinion.

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

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