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Forum topic by TrBlu posted 05-05-2012 01:44 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TrBlu

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05-05-2012 01:44 PM

I bought a Disston sway back saw this morning. I think it is a D-8. The etching is difficult to read.

Is there a good way to enhance the etching? The blade fairly clean, with minimal rust.

I know, pics would help. I haven’t got the camera out yet.

Thanks in advance.

Tim

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim


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#1 posted 05-05-2012 01:55 PM

Tim, lots of info on the “saws, using, collecting and buying” thread here, as well Brit has some excelent info in his blogs.
(drooling is alowed)

;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 01:42 AM

Hi TrBlu
http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/saw_clean/saw_clean.html
http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/
That should help you. The D-8 has been made for many years and value depends on a host of factors. These websites will help you determine value and how best to clean it.
I have used a non toxic metal cleaner for my really rough ones that I got at Orrielly Auto Parts. It is sold by the gallon and works pretty well. My techiniques are probably not the best for preserving value. Good luck.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 02:18 AM

I paid $2 for the saw, so I am not worried about loosing money on it. I think the swaybacks were made upto 1929.

I am not 100% sure this is a D-8. I cannot read the etching very well. I can tell it is etched, but that is about it.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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