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RS Woodworks

464 posts in 1850 days


#1 posted 705 days ago

Thanks guys, the handle definitely looks like that of the #2 compass saw from the catalogue found here. (p. 147) Closer inspection and I think Brandon is right, there is an outline on the saw plate from another handle previously being attached. But What is the blade from? Only thing kind of close is the Joiners saw shown on page 151 of the catalogue, but the shape of the handle seems different than whats left on the blade. Of course, I don’t know that the blade is Disston at all and may be from another source all together.
Now that I know this is a modified saw, I’m going to clean it up and see if I can make out any remnants of an etch at all.
I do know for sure the handle was never fit with a blade that had a spine. ACP, do you have any pics of your saw? I assume the handle has a notch to “let in” the spine?

Here are a couple more pics.

Thanks for looking guys!

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