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Blog entry by jjw5858 posted 888 days ago 3630 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) http://lumberjocks.com/jjw5858/blog

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 http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57215

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…..lol

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

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 now..here I am in great excitement cleaning them up and surfin’ the kerf!...be 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!!!!

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB



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Dave

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#1 posted 888 days ago

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." http://chiselandforge.com

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Brit

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#2 posted 888 days ago

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 say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#3 posted 888 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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