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anneb3

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02-26-2014 12:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: picture frames backsaws

New member to Lumberjocks.
My brother and I have a woodshop overflowing with all sorts of power and hand tools. Not bragging, they just seem to drift in or under the door.
A Stanley Mitre vise #100 walked in, so I started making picture frames the way I wanted with tight corner joints and finished all sides so they would not shrink as fast in Arizona weather. So far so good.
The saw that arrived with the vise has worn out. Had been sharpened too many times.
Googled and read everything I could find out about backsaws. Saw lots of stuff about finding them cheaply at yard sales, so I made a trip to our local used tool place, but of course someone else had gotten there before me.

He did have some long Craftsman but way to heavy and long for any frames I would ever make.

According to folks who seem to know all about them, I need a 22 inch one 4 inches deep.

My sharpening guy retired but the tool store owner recommended a sharpening shop on the other side of town who will actually sharpen one right. Hooray. Hand tools are not a big thing in Tucson.

So every day I do a search through ebay looking for a used one complete and at least 4 inches deep.
Maybe one will fall under the open door.
My first entry but not the last.
Anne a gal, not a jock.


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#1 posted 02-26-2014 12:57 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

Hadn’t seen a Stanley 100 mitre box like that before that’s pretty cool. How worn out is the old saw? The only saw that’s been sharpened too many times is when there’s not enough saw plate left under the spine to make the cut. Otherwise the tooth line can be straightened out and sharpened again.

If that saw sharpening guy is any good he could cut down that craftsman saw to a shorter length for you or he might have a different one that would work. Otherwise stay patient you’ll eventually find one you like on ebay or here on LJ.

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 01:16 AM

in case anyone want to see what one looks like.

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 09:36 PM

Some lucky devil has 2 of them. I just have one and it’s buddy a 400 which is just the clamping part.
Must admit I never thought about having the other one cut down. Will ask the sharpening guy.

Put the word out to my brother, the yardsale guy. Last thing he dragged home was 100 petre containers- the plastic dishes that they put medical samples in. Work fine for putting glue in to use for small projects. So cheap you can use them once and throw them. Have not tried stain or varnish yet.

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 09:44 PM

anneb3

if by “some lucky devil” you mean me, then I should tell you—that is a “before and after” I rehabbed it composite photo.

I originally posted that in the restoration thread, but thought I’d enlighten those who had no idea what the tool looked like.

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 06:35 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

Stop over here lots of guys who have lots of stuff showing up in the shop. Some manage to find, restore, sharpen, re-sell such things as saws.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 07:41 PM

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#7 posted 03-04-2014 02:47 PM

Thanks to Doc’s lead, I finially got one my size. May have to have it sharpened, but my new sharpening contact did the older longer one for just 10.00 which I though was a bargain. Will have to call him and see what he charges for the carbide table saws I found in my shop.
I don’t know how . Bu while searching for datto set they appeared.
Next project is to get some black epoxy to fill a hole in walnut I grabbed at an estate sale..

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#8 posted 03-09-2014 03:51 PM

The end of story. I bought the one off the net. Then another brother called and said he had 2 of them.
said he had no use for them as he quit doing woodworking cause he is allergic . So I traded a diamond honing stone. Will have to wait til they arrive and see if they need a trip to the sharpening guy.

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#9 posted 03-13-2014 03:16 PM

Wrong, not the end of story. My other brother,s saw just arrived. A 13inch Disston, marked disston and sons.

No the first one he made, has a steel backbone . The handle shows some wear, but no chips. On its way to the sharpener guy for a tuneup,

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