I can get the wood to repair the tote on this num 12 Disston if I cut up an old woody plane.
In my first post on this saw repair I mentioned having no source for apple wood and that I might need to use Beech instead.
It was pointed out to me by Chrisstef that old wood planes are often made of Beech and the wood could be used on my saw. I just happen to have a box of old planes. I bought six old planes on Ebay for about $20 and I was able to cobble together two really nice planes out of the parts. A Fore Plane with a radius iron and a Jointer. This is what’s left over. So… I will be chopping one of these up tomorrow night.
I did a little more research on this saw and the medallion dates it from 1896 to 1917.
How cool is that!
I also used the Disstionian site to help sketch out the missing parts of the tote.
I can’t wait to get back to this project tomorrow!
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