restoring antique saw handle

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Forum topic by yrob posted 1105 days ago 1780 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1105 days ago

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 1105 days ago

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 1105 days ago

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 1102 days ago

For the handle you can check

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#4 posted 1099 days ago

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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