A few weeks back I was in my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I saw a 24” long backsaw resting among the saws. I put it back…. I have a longer and older Disston. Then on another shelf I saw the Craftsman adjustable miter box. I knew just by looking that the saw was the mate to it. The saw had a price of $5.00 on it and the miter box sticker said $12. I smiled all the way to the counter, then all the way home.
Cleaning, sanding, priming, painting, scraping, flap sanding ensued.
Yes flap sanding.. I never used one for saw refurbishing before, but now I know it works very well at removing pitch and grime and rust from a saw plate.
Then came sanding, reshaping, sanding and finishing of the tote
And when the dust settled and the grime cover t-shirt was thrown out… I had a very useable miter box and saw.
My hunch is though that I will not use this saw (may sell it) and will instead use the longer older Disston with this miterbox.
Source and gory details: Craftsman Miter-box model 881-36301
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