Hand saw restore
New bolts and some shine.
One step closer, and time to play with the fish!
This old G. Buck Tottenham London was actually in a really nice condition when we talk handle, and the shape is beautiful as is.
And these old bolts a treasure for the eye.
But how do I rescue them?
And how do I get them out?
First we need to invent!
Ok perhaps not invent, but be a little creative, so I cut out the center of a flat screwdriver bit, to make a special bit for the job.
And then we are ready to screw that up…
They needed a little help.
And after a tour on the cloth wheel with some compound!
Shine baby shine.
And back in.
Honestly, that is dam beautiful.
Time to open my pack from the English saw company Thomas Flinn & Co ( http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk ), I ordered a handful of screws and the files they use them self for saw sharpening, in this way I feel sure it must be at a good standard.
Ok I must have been asleep when I ordered since I ordered a big load and when I looked at the bill I realized I had spend 70 dollar on these… So now I have to come up with some projects where I can use these! Or open a shop. They are pure brass by the way.
Look these old The fish saws were desperate for some of these fine brass bolts.
And this is so much sweeter yes?
This one had the old brass’ed’ screws, and the metal plate.
But I think it needed love.
Apart it goes.
Fine grid sand paper 320.
A cloth wheel and compound.
News all brass screws and a shine.
I think it is an improvement worth the effort.
Here another Fish asking for love.
And a drill to get the old brass screw out.
And what do you think?
I think the saw now screams for some black dye on the handle and the blade for some rust remover…
But beautiful it is.
I’m in Paris now, and got hold of some wonderful black dye, just hope it will not end up in my suitcase now on the tour home tomorrow evening. Also some wonderful wax that leaves a finish I have never seen matched – fantastic.
This is the end of blog three in this series.
Hope this blog can help some old wonderful saws come back to life, and that it might inspire others to restore and sharpen their own saws instead of buying modern crap saws.
Here you can see how to make a saw guard of wood: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23514
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.