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Posted on Hand saw guys, I need a little help!

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#1 posted 09-13-2013 04:24 PM

Not sure this qualifies as a real “restore”. The bottom saw in the first post is the Simonds. I took it apart and cleaned it up and put it back together. It’s a Simonds 62 skew back “blue ribbon”. The emblem on this one has blue coloring and the numbers “2-50” along with the Simonds manufacturing lettering around the rim. Apparently that particular emblem is shown in their 1914 catalog. A buffing wheel with jeweler’s rouge didn’t remove any of the blue. When I removed the handle, the saw plate was really clean underneath. The wood has no cracks but there’s a couple of small chips on the underside of one of the horns. I scrubbed it with mineral spirits, sanded lightly, and then oiled it. It’s not pristine, but that wasn’t the point for me. I just want to get it back to being used. Under the handle was the number “19” stamped into the saw plate. And then low at the heel is stamped “5 1/2”.

It cuts, but needs sharpening pretty badly. The teeth appear to be in great condition. It’s just dull. Here are some pics. You tell me if this qualifies as a restore… hehehhe

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