|Forum topic by Bugnurd||posted 08-24-2014 07:53 PM||875 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-24-2014 07:53 PM
Just wanted to share the results of my first saw restoration. It’s a Disston No. 12 crosscut saw that I dated to 1896-1917. I spotted it outside an antique store in the pouring rain. It looked pretty beat, but the handle was intact and the plate was straight as an arrow so I offered the guy five bucks and he said sure. I got her home and documented its “before” condition.
Evaporust, wire brush, sandpaper, paste wax, barkeepers friend, BLO, and a whole lot of elbow grease later, I have this…
The pits! I know that pitting is bad, and was hoping there wouldn’t be this much under the rust. Oh well, it was a good learning experience. I’m going to go ahead and have it sharpened and give her a test drive. Do you think this amount of pitting is going to affect its performance? I don’t really have a baseline to compare, since this is my first saw. I welcome any questions or comments, and thanks for looking!
-- Marc -- Worcester, MA