|Project by Mauricio||posted 08-12-2011 06:49 PM||2100 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Here is my entry into the Western Hand Saw world. Until now I’ve used Japanese saws so I’m pretty excited to have this one.
I finally found an old saw at a thrift store. It was 50% off that day so it cost under $2bucks.
The blade is not taper ground. Does that date it to the early 1900’s? Also if anyone knows what Disston model number this is I would appreciate the info. I haven’t been able to figure it out.
It was in pretty rough shape. The handle was cracked in two places and it was all full of worm holes so I decided to make a new one. I picked up some African Mahogany from the scrap bin at the lumber yard so I only have about a buck work of wood used in this handle. My only concern is that it is not the most durable wood but I figure if you can make ball and claw chair legs out of Mahogany then a saw handle should hold up.
It is finished with Treid and True Danish Oil and dark wax.
Here is my Blog about the whole process.
Now on to learning how to sharpen. I have my saw set and file ready to go for this. Hopefully I can get this thing cutting like a champ.
Thanks for looking. I appreciate any comments or feedback.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch