|Project by bandit571||posted 04-12-2012 01:59 AM||1871 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Saw number 1: needed it’s handle refinished, including a round-over bit run all around the edges. New hardware as well.
Saw number 2: Old handle was a plywoodie type of junk. Completely new handle made from Sycamore.
Saw number 3: A Disston Panel saw from the late 50s, meets a STEIGO saw from China’s handle. Re-finished handle, some new, some old hardware. kept both medallions. Blade length is 20”. Steigo Handle was riveted on, now has regular saw bolts.
All three saws were from thrift stores. $2 saws. Saw number 1 was in bad shape, handlewise. Ran the router around all the edges, sanded the handle smooth, and refinish with Ipswich Pine stain + Poly. Steel hardware “loaned’ from other saws.
Plywoodie handle had started to de-laminate, and was torn up during the removal of the hardware. New saw handle from a blank of Sycamore. Shaped, sanded, and stained/varnished. Again, hardware from other saws.
The Hybrid Saw: Clunky/chunky handle was a bit too ugly. Replace with the “better’ looking Chineese handle. Kept BOTH medallions so to honor this saw’s “roots”. New bolts to replace the old rivets, sanded and stained/varnish. Sharpen all three saws on a homemade sawvise..
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