|Project by dbray45||posted 09-24-2015 12:05 PM||1824 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I posted the pictures in the saw thread and thought I should put it in my projects. The saw was given to me by my dentist, turns out it was his grandfathers. It was sitting in a barn for who knows how long.
Cleaned up the plate with electrolysis and found the etching. the etching indicates that it is a very early D8. The tote that was on it was modified to fit (which doesn’t surprise me) and missing a few nuts may not be original but they work). After looking at the Disston web site, the tote at the time was the thumb hole tote. I had a piece of cherry that was too small for a project and too thick to throw away and was the perfect size for this. My wife sees the reasons for keeping all the scrap and hates it, but sees the logic in it.
After all the cleanup, set the teeth and ran it through the saw filer. The stamp says 5 tpi and it is a rip configuration. The original angle (which I kept) of the rake is aggressive at 0 degrees and is hard to start but once started will rip a thick board in a hurry.
It was a fun doing and it is a really nice saw.
Thanks for looking.
-- David in Damascus, MD