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1395 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question miter saw

Has anyone ever seen a saw like this? What can ya’ll tell me about it?
Saw
Saw 2

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX


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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 1395 days ago

I don’t know what happen to the picture. Right click on the picture and go to “view picture”.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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GMman

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#2 posted 1395 days ago

Just resize before you post should be ok

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1395 days ago

Here is some info about it, Cozmo:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/stanley-358-mitre-miter-box-w-orig-disston-28x5-saw

I just ran it through google. It looks like the one to me. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 1395 days ago

Thank you Shelia!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 1395 days ago

It’ll be underpowered if you’re having an off day!

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#6 posted 1395 days ago

Is that the one, Coz?

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#7 posted 1395 days ago

lucky you if you had scored such a set
Dennis

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#8 posted 1395 days ago

Clean it up and it’ll make a great miter saw. If nothing else, if you have kids it is a pretty safe way to let them saw because the saw is essentially captured.

If there are any sort of markings on the saw’s medallion or any etch visible on the saw plate, put some photos of it up and we might be able to get more info to you.

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#9 posted 1395 days ago

It is an old Stanley miter saw. I haven’t went to check out the supplied link yet, but my grandfather had one just like it. He was a beekeeper. He built all of his own beeboxes. He kept one of these broke down behind the seat of his truck. I only seen him use it a few times. If he needed to make a repair, or in one case I seen build an entire new one, he would use hand tools out in the beeyard to the boxes. That way he didn’t have to displace the bees to carry the box back to the shop.
The carriers inside the box had screen in them and the bees would form wax on them to store their honey in. He made these with mitered corners. This is where he used the old stanley miter box.
All the actual boxes had dovetailed joints. He said this was for strength so that in the rare instance the bears came up and knocked the boxes over they would hold up well enough so that the bees, especially the queen, would stay with the torn down hive till he came back to check on them.
I love seeing stuff like this that brings back memories of my grandfather. We lost him back in the nineties. He was my first introduction to woodworking. All I ever seen him build were bee boxes. However, he put so much care into the joinery of those boxes that I grew up admiring them as fine pieces of furniture. We did use them as furniture too. When we had guests, a few bee boxes were always stacked in the corner. Us kids would turn one on its side with the other upright in front of us for a make do table and chair. Then there would be enough room at the table for the adults.
By the way, he is also, to this day, the only man I’ve ever seen cut perfect dovetail with a handsaw and a chisel. He didn’t even have a pencil on him to lay it out or draw anything. He had done so many of the same size boxes that he would lay the board on the tailgate of the truck, clamp it down with a C-clamp and just start cutting.
When the man wasn’t working, he was either whittling around the fireplace or making us kids toy cars out of scraps of wood and mason jar lids.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 1394 days ago

I have two of these squirreled away, with great saws too. Unfortunately, the track that the saw ‘back’ rides in on both of mine is so severely worn that there’s nothing left. I’ll get around to machining some new ones as I don’t ever expect to find replacements. They are indeed a joy to use, and with a plane and chute to touch up your cut, you can not do better with a power tool.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 1394 days ago

50 years ago this was top of the line Stanley mitre saw.
Great find.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Cozmo35

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#12 posted 1394 days ago

Shelia, That is indeed the saw! :-)

Thanks for the link!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#13 posted 1394 days ago

I use one of those, but with a Japanese Dozuki pull-saw.

-- 温故知新

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#14 posted 1394 days ago

Someone still makes one that looks like that but not as well made. We used to fight over them in wood shop in Jr. High…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#15 posted 1392 days ago

It’s a Stanley #358 Miter Box Saw. When they came out it was the best way to get accurate angle cuts…
You could change to a finer/coarse tooth back saw for the cut you wanted or needed for the job…

-- Rick

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