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Blog series by terryR updated 04-04-2012 07:44 PM 3 parts 11835 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Disston No. 4 Backsaw

03-18-2012 10:42 PM by terryR | 6 comments »

Hi everyone, welcome to terryR’s Rusty Saw Blog Series. Here I hope to document my efforts with these old pieces of history and pass on as many tips as possible…chances are you LJ’s will continue to teach me more than I know… I’ve always had a fondness for rusty, old tools…probably because I grew up in the countryside where old agricultural equipment is used for yard décor. I never saw the old tools as worthless…just sitting in wait. Then after reading a few blogs here on...

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Part 2: 1931-1935 No. 5 Disston-Keystone Handle Replacement

03-20-2012 03:49 PM by terryR | 8 comments »

Welcome back ya’ll…for part two of this series I promise more eye candy! Still considering myself quite the newbie, I wanted a saw of lesser value on which to practice. Ah-ha! Here in the pile was the perfect choice… This saw had a shiny coated medallion, semi-sharp teeth, seemingly very little rust, and the handle was painted black and orange. Surely, a ‘worthless’ Disston from the fading days of the company??? The initial layer of rust came off pretty easily, ...

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Part 3: Simonds 24" Miter Saw Restore

04-04-2012 07:44 PM by terryR | 4 comments »

Welcome back everyone for the next chapter in my Rusty Saw Restoration… It seems that I’ve caught the vintage tool bug pretty bad: My shop suddenly needs more and more space for rusty bits, rust cleaners, and of course, the shiny restored tools. I’ve also stopped into a few antique stores recently, for the first time in my life, and even begun to collect other tools…like this lovely Disston Rosewood and brass square (needs a little more cleaning): For ...

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