The wife and I went out to a local flea market a week ago, looking for nothing in particular. This was the last flea market for the year at this particular venue and the first time we had been this year. I cam across a pair of saws, painted and looking sad. They had tags on the at $1.50 each. I was looking at them and wasn’t sure if I wanted to take on a couple more saws, when the proprietor came around and told me everything was half off. She said it was on account of wanting to clear out before winter. I quickly brandished my wallet and paid for my new projects.
Come to find out upon some cursory paint removal one of the saws was a Disston of older manufacturing and the other was an interesting one.
The first is a Disston from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. Good shape, rust turned out to have done little damage. I was going to have it professionally restored, but I don’t have the funds.
I had to strip the paint and whatever stain I could find off of it.
Then I restored the blade, refinished the handle, and Bob’s your uncle, its a Saw!!
I am asking for help on the next saw. I could not get to much information on it from the internet so any help would be appreciated. Here is a picture of the crest from the handle. I have not restored it beyond cleaning a couple of bolts off.
Thanks everyone for stopping by and please feel free to comment and discuss amongst yourselves.