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Posted on Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 02:05 PM

Although a lot of you have probably seen the folowing pictures before, I think they deserve a place on this thread now that we have one dedicated to Saws. Hand saws and back saws are probably my favourite hand tools. There is just something about them. For me, it all started when I decided I wanted to learn to sharpen saws and bought an old Spear and Jackson 26” crosscut saw off eBay. The picture on the listing was crap and the description was something like “Old saw, says Spear and Jackson. Needs a clean.” I got it to practice on.

When I opened the package, it was love at first site. This is how it looked when it arrived. You can read more details about this saw here.

and here it is after a bit of TLC.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Totes don’t get any better than this:

Here is how the saw plate looked before and after cleaning:

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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