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10" Tyzak tenon saw restoration

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 11-10-2018 06:54 PM 473 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past week or so I have posted a couple of other 10” saws I have restored. This one completes the trilogy of small tenon saws I had, which I bought to restore. This one is. Tyzak sons and Turner No 13B, 10” closed tote back saw with unknown PPI as they were cruelly shaped (despite looking at first glance to be in good condition) The Tyzak Co originated from 1812 in Sheffield, England although I suspect this saw dates early/mid 20th Century (rough guesstimate)

The image above shows the saw in the condition I bought it , well almost. I Had begun to clean the plate before I took the first photograph. I paid £5.00 for It on a well known auction site…..........the price of a beer!

Unless the saw is particularly valuable I prefer to strip the saw down to see what I a man faced with, identify any faults or flaws etc, it also makes cleaning easier. Some prefer to retain the original patina, I prefer mine clean and shiny.

At some point someone had attempted to sharpen the teeth, it looks like they have filed the teeth backwards?

Rather than waster time trying to alter the shape of the teeth I decided to joint the plate and remove the existing damaged teeth. Much simpler.

Thanks again to the Norsewoodsmith for allowing me to use his tooth sharpening template. I decided on 14ppi in this instance. As it is a back saw. Still fine enough to cut tight joinery yet able to handle heavier cuts than say a standard dovetail saw
I use a small multi tool with a thin kerf cutting disc to form the start of the teeth, quicker and less expensive than using expensive saw files. If you decide to use this method please be careful, your eyes will be close to the level of the disc and a fair amount of sparks are generated when cutting the relief points

I filed my usual progressive rip cut pattern, of 30 rake on the first 14 teeth, 15 degrees on the next 14 then a 5 degree rake on the remaining teeth. I have found this ensures a smooth start to the cut yet rips aggressively.

The handle was a little uncomfortable for my hand, so I reshaped the top and bottom horns For comfort. The image shows the horns digging into he heel of my hand when gripping. Well worth the time to reshape. I think it also looks better too.

With the tote reshaped I applied some stain and finish to the handle then set it aside for a few day to harden off prior to applying a couple of coats of paste was. All that remained was to assemble the saw and make some test cuts.

Shown with the other two saws restorations posted earlier in the week.

Thanks for looking.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan





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#1 posted 11-10-2018 07:17 PM

Very nice

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#2 posted 11-10-2018 07:21 PM

Great set of saws brought back from the abyss. Doing/making/Rehabing a backsaw is on my bucket list.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#3 posted 11-10-2018 09:07 PM

Great job.

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#4 posted 11-10-2018 10:31 PM



Very nice

- TheFridge


Many thanks

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#5 posted 11-10-2018 10:33 PM



Great set of saws brought back from the abyss. Doing/making/Rehabing a backsaw is on my bucket list.

- Bluenote38


Thanks, not as difficult as many think to refurb a saw. Once done you will enjoy it for life. Good luck with it.

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#6 posted 11-10-2018 10:33 PM



Great job.

- Andre


Thanks Andre, much appreciated.

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#7 posted 11-11-2018 12:05 AM

Stellar job, my friend , on the restoration of the saws….They looks really good…You’ve been busy…..!! Good to see you posting again, David….I thought you had skipped the country, or moved back to Scotland…..:) We’re still holding our own here across the pond…..Even been making a few pounds and pence on the side…..!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#8 posted 11-11-2018 12:27 AM

Beautiful Saw rebuild.

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#9 posted 11-11-2018 01:50 AM

NIce restoration.

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#10 posted 11-11-2018 10:34 AM


Stellar job, my friend , on the restoration of the saws….They looks really good…You ve been busy…..!! Good to see you posting again, David….I thought you had skipped the country, or moved back to Scotland…..:) We re still holding our own here across the pond…..Even been making a few pounds and pence on the side…..!!

- Rick Dennington

Morning Rick, no still here although we are in the process of moving back to Scotland, around the Perth area. My shop is stacked with packing boxes so I find myself stumbling around cussing a lot at knocking things over a lot. Thanks for the kind words on the saws. I will drop you a message soon. Hope you and yours are all well. Regards David

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#11 posted 11-11-2018 10:36 AM



Beautiful Saw rebuild.

- tyvekboy


Hey, Thanks again for taking the time to comment. I hope you are keeping well. I had forgotten how long it’s been since I was last on LJ. Must catch up. David

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#12 posted 11-11-2018 10:37 AM



NIce restoration.

- swirt


Thanks again swirt for taking the time to read and comment. I am Pleased you like the final,result.
David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#13 posted 11-11-2018 12:41 PM

Wonderful restoration David, better than new! It’s always heartening to see these venerable tools given a new life.

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#14 posted 11-11-2018 03:02 PM

Nice!
and thanks for the detailed pics, puts plenty of ideas in my head.

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 11-12-2018 09:37 PM



Wonderful restoration David, better than new! It s always heartening to see these venerable tools given a new life.

- stefang


Thanks Stefan. They always seem to perform better when you restore them yourself. Not true of course but it always brings a smile to my face when I pick it up..

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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