|Project by JayT||posted 02-16-2014 01:36 AM||994 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Since until today, it had been too cold to work on any projects involving glueups, I decided to take a step beyond the last saw upgrade. Started it last weekend and was able to finish up today.
Started with a rusty 14 inch backsaw from a cheap miter box combo as seen in pics 5 & 6. The woodworking part of the project was crafting a new tote from a piece of walnut. The piece chosen would make Two Face from Batman happy, as it is almost completely sapwood on one side and nearly all heartwood on the other. I think it makes a striking tote patterned after a Disston D-4.
In addition to the tote, the saw was also scoured and sanded to get rid of the rust and shallow pitting. The deeper pitting is still there, so it’s not perfect, but is sure a lot better than before. In addition, I blued the spine to have a bit more contrast (shown best in pic 4). I’ve used cold blue on guns before, but this was the first time for a tool. It came out pretty well.
Still needs sharpening, but it now looks like something that belongs in my shop and that will give more motivation to get it working. It will be sharpened 12 TPI rip for use as a carcass/small tenon saw.
Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.
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