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Return them to their former Glory!!! #3: Half way home

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Blog entry by Brian Gulotta posted 08-10-2016 06:48 PM 738 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: One down three to go! Part 3 of Return them to their former Glory!!! series Part 4: Rounding third and heading home »

Got the saw all cleaned up and handle refinished. Needs a good sharpening.



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 07:13 PM

Good lookin panel saw there Brian.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#2 posted 08-10-2016 09:19 PM

Do you sharpen your own saws? or do you send them out.
I just don’t see well enough any more to do my own sharpening any more … So, I pay “The Guy”, but I do get great results

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Brian Gulotta

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#3 posted 08-10-2016 10:18 PM

Thanks guys. It came a long way from the picture in the first post. I am definitely attempting to sharpen my own saws. I’ve got plane irons and chisels down. Still trying to get good form on saw sharpening. Form and finding a decent file are the barriers I’m working through now. The files I got from LN just didn’t seem to cut well or last very long. I’m wanting to get one of the Veritas Saw file holders or Blackburn Tools Rakemaker II (been on a waiting list for several months) to help me out with my alignment. I think I may order the saw file set that comes with the veritas file holder soon and a magnifying headset for the higher tpi saws.

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#4 posted 08-10-2016 11:16 PM

If you havent watched fellow LJ Brit’s youtube vid on saw sharpening its well worth the time.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#5 posted 08-10-2016 11:17 PM

Thanks I’ll check it out

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Brian Gulotta

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#6 posted 08-11-2016 12:37 AM

I found a saw sharpening video by Paul Sellers and finally figured out where I was going wrong. I was using way too much downward force on the file causing it to dull very quickly. Luckily I had one good file left and went out and sharpened and set this saw and it cuts great.

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#7 posted 08-11-2016 12:42 AM

Its a rewarding task for sure. Good on you!

Heres the linky

http://lumberjocks.com/Brit/blog/36332

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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