restoring antique saw handle

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Forum topic by yrob posted 08-21-2011 01:57 AM 2887 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2011 01:57 AM

So, I scored a nice backsaw on ebay. Blade is in excellent condition, I just have to replace a split nut and restore the handle shown in the pic below. How would you go about restoring the wood ?

-- Yves

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 04:26 AM

What needs restoration? It looks to be in quite good shape to me.

If you want it to look new, you can sand it and go with some BLO and after a few coats, it will look good.

As is, I would just scrub it and wax it and use it.

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 05:36 AM

Paul Sellers has a couple of real nice blog entries on restoring saw handles.

Mads did a blog as well

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 09:23 PM

For the handle you can check

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#4 posted 08-27-2011 05:46 AM

I Just did a light sand and a little BLO on an old Disston D23 I picked up and it ended up looking great! Keep a lot of the old user marks etc but cleaned up beautifully…

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