Saving a saw and Surfin' tha kerf!

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Blog entry by jjw5858 posted 03-14-2012 11:11 PM 7559 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, thanks for all of the interested comments on my last blog of my hand saw cleanup (Grandfathers Disston Rancher rebirth)

This time it was the last of his two saws…his Red Diamond crosscut! Man, did this deal need some serious elbow grease…..indeed….lol

Red Diamond from what little I know was a spin off of Sears craftsmen tools?...My Grandfather was given a tool kit that included various things such as a Jack Plane, Crosscut Saw, Yankee Screwdriver, Brace and bit…etc.

Anyone out there that has a greater knowledge please feel free to let me know.

If you are interested in seeing the handplane those of you who are not familiar with my projects/posts can check this link to see the tote I made for it here: Grandfathers Handplane from a Christmas Past

As I was saying, this particular saw….was real gunked up and in deep need of some real cleanup. For as bad as it looked I am pretty happy with getting it as good as I did.

Here is the before…

Now I went against my previous theory…and took the handle off…..ahhhhh…..what the hell!

Ahhhh we are getting it cleaner now!

Cool badge, maybe someone can tell me about it….....I figure it is a look alike…lol

The blade is 8ppi, the rake is not very aggressive so it cuts well but a little slow. Not sure of the actual set either. I have not gotten to setting a saw yet….more to follow with practice and the help of Paul Sellers…lol

Handles very nice and cuts a straight line, it is definitley so nice to use a clean and sharpened saw!

Here are the two together cleaned and sharpened….these saws have been around me at some point or another all of my life. Crazy when I really think of it, I have only been involved with woodworking for not even two years of my 40 year life….and I am in great excitement cleaning them up and surfin’ the kerf! sure to check the new music vid!!!!

Honestly I think this the first cleaning…and probably sharpening they have ever had….lmao!

Yes here is the link to the new music vid….had some time to throw a jam down and I like to call it surfin’ the kerf!....Take a listen and enjoy.

Ok then friends…maybe I should go and get cleaned…..and also sharpen up….lol….take care and have fun!!!!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 03:46 AM

Joe I am impressed at the cool bunch of saws. And the video is even better. I don’t know what was better the saw that you can rip with or the guitar rip to listen to. A great combo and wonderful blog. I did enjoy a hole lot. Thanks;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 08:20 AM

Nice work Joe. You can’t beat a sharp saw with some history. Loved the blues riffs too. Thanks for sharing your talent.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 12:51 PM

wood rips, guitar rips, wow! who is that awesome guitar ripper?? thnx what else could you ask for.. oh yesssss fine fine hand saws reborne

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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