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Project by bandit571 posted 04-12-2012 01:59 AM 1481 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 04-12-2012 11:15 AM

All nice saves and I really like the job you did on the sycamore handle.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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cavemancarpenter

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 12:54 PM

Great job! I’ve just got a couple of old saws at an auction myself that need this. Where did you get the new hardware? I need to purchase some.

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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bandit571

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 02:12 PM

Some “new” hardware came from other old saws. I did buy a couple brand new bolts at the local ACE Hardware store..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 03:24 PM

And now, the “Befores”:

saw number 1:

Saw number 2:

Saw number 3

#1 was just a refinish, with a round over to clean things up. #2 was a total rebuild, with the old handle as a pattern. Wood was 1” thick sycamore ( I had to glue up two to make the width). And, #3. A transplant of a handle to a better saw plate. Liked the handle, and liked the saw plate ( Disston) kept both Medallions to honor the saw’s roots. Re-finished, new bolts.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 04:02 AM

New hardware came from ACE Hardware. It was hanging right below a ….”Replacement handle”....

Bolts looked good, the “handle’ WAS in the general shape of a saw handle. Bolts are about a buck and a quarter each.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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whitewulf

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#6 posted 11-03-2012 04:38 AM

It appears you have large hands, or a 4 finger grip is used.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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