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Disston Handsaw Restoration #5: I think I am finished

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Blog entry by Skip Mathews posted 07-21-2014 12:02 AM 932 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Chopping up plane for saw tote Part 5 of Disston Handsaw Restoration series Part 6: Sharpening the Blade »

This saw turned out awesome !!!

One final picture of gluing up the repairs.
I was just thinking… the wood I used to repair the tote was cut out of a plane almost exactly the same age as the saw being repaired.

I worried a lot about matching the finish, but you know what ?!
I think it looks absolutely awesome like this!!!
I still need to finish the chip carving. I am so excited about the way it turned out!!
The old beech wood is a really nice contrast to the apple wood.
By the way, it cuts through wood like butter :)

Apple is such a beautiful wood!
Too bad it is so hard to find.

This is what I started with about two weeks ago…

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"



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Matt Nudi

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 12:05 AM

That looks so good! I would be afraid to mess up that handle if I was working with it. Assuming the chip carving you will be finish is what’s going in to the new pieces you added on it should tie in perfectly.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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Don W

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 12:15 AM

looks fantastic

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 12:46 AM

Great restoration!!!!!!!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Skip Mathews

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 12:58 AM

Thanks guys! I have really enjoyed adding this old saw to my toolbox!

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 05:08 PM

Bravo! That came out awesome Skip.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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