|Forum topic by oldwolf||posted 01-31-2010 03:03 AM||1621 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-31-2010 03:03 AM
I have been working on restoring all my handsaws to full working order, especially several older Disston saws I inherited from my wife’s grandfather after he passed away. Replacing some handles, removing a ton of rust, and now I’m headed down the path to learning to sharpen them. Earlier this week I happened to fall upon a great saw vise in an antique store in town. Just today I was driving the family home from a movie matinee and caught a sign advertising an indoor flea market. . . Well I couldn’t say no to that as I was hoping to get my hands on what I felt was the missing piece before I could really get into sharpening, a saw set. I found one guy selling tools at the market, and he had good prices too, I got a set for 5$, and I also found next to it on the table a saw jointer, so I bought them both. Now I get to looking at the jointer and there are some things about it that just are not intuitive to me. Let me throw up some pics quick.
I get that the screw coming up from the bottom tightens into the file to hold it in place. The part that just doesn’t make sense to me is the top plate, held in place by a screw so it can adjust for something. . . I just can’t imagine what it’s for, without finding this piece I would have just cut a kerf in a piece of wood to use as a jointer but it seemed like such a waste not to rescue this tool from someone’s collectors shelf and put it to work again. Working tools are happy tools!
No name, numbers or marks on the tool, I hope someone out here can fill me in with some info about this jointer and how to use it properly, I tried to do a web search almost all afternoon and could only find this
thank you for all your help
-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/