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Forum topic by fredito posted 04-12-2010 02:26 AM 910 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2010 02:26 AM

We went to an action today and was able to pick up this pair of saw blades for 2.50. they had a larger one that was about 24” that went for ten. The larger one is about 15” and the smaller one is about 14 1/4”. I think they are from a buzz saw or a small wood mill. I figure worst case I am out a few bucks and they are haning on the wall in my shop or having a family member who is an artist paint them and hang them in the house. Any idea on the use for these or about how old they are?

Edit: Please forgive the pictures…I tried to resize and got in a fight with computer…(it won)

Blade 1

Blade 2

Both Blades

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 02:35 AM

the only thing i can think of is those saw blade clocks everyone including myself has in their shop.As for the age you got me. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 02:40 AM

That was my first thought too when I was buying them, but I think the arbor is a little to big…I have a few nice 10” and 7 1/4” I saved to do that exact same thing to…

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 05:26 AM

Not a bad find for a few bucks, even if they do end up hanging on the wall I think they would look just fine there. Hmmm, age, I think it will be rather difficult to identify the age of a saw blade. The smaller one could be anywhere from 100 years to 10 years old, the only thing that would age the larger of the two I would think is the tooth pattern. It doesn’t look like a common one… but again, I am no expert on it by any means lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 05:37 AM

Thanks for the info…I figured trying to age this type of saw blade would be a little hard…but thanks for the info…I wish the pictures turned out better, the flash brought out all of the inperfections…but they actually have a fairly decent look to them (esp if you flip the larger one over, it looks like a circ saw blade was sitting on it for awhile)...anyways…they will probably just end up hanging on the wall in my shop….if I can find any wall space…..any ideas on the use of these, buzz saw, mill, ect?

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#5 posted 04-12-2010 05:51 AM

Great find. I vote for a clock on one and temp/relative humidity on the other. I bet they will look really nice hanging in your shop. Now that is what I call art, or functional art, as the case may be.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#6 posted 04-12-2010 06:51 AM


I’m pretty sure at least the middle one is from a Bush Mill (I have some Irish Whiskey of the same name..LOL..).about 35 to 50 years old at least. GREAT Momentos!

A L O N G time ago I had the pleasure of a trip UP into Northern Ontario for another reason and one of the guys I met had a ”WAYYYYYYYY In the Bush Saw Mill, complete with 127,542 Mosquitoes that had about 3’ Wingspans, ....well close to that anyway.

The Pattern of the saw teeth was the same as the one’s you show in the middle photo. His blade was 2-1/2 feet in Diameter and it was driven by a 4 Cylinder, gas engine out of a Ford something or other. The Carriage was homemade with steel wheels from a Warehouse trolley. Fully Automatic! (4 Guys Getting Hernias Putting The Log On, And 2 Guys Pushing It Through!! & NO Saw Stop!!) MAN! Talk about a “Woodworking Experience”!

After 12 Hours of that we all headed back to town. They got cleaned up for a night on the Town (1 Bar.) I got cleaned up and passed out on the bed in my Motel Room!

Hope this helps! My Friend!! (Say What???)


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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