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Forum topic by Keith Sonefelt posted 05-25-2015 06:56 AM 581 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Sonefelt

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05-25-2015 06:56 AM

In in the process of refurbishing 2 Disston hand saws, One has the Disston name and logo on the blade. Im not sure if it’s acid etched or what, but I am hoping that someone can tell me how to preserve it when I get the blade ready to polish/refurbish.

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 05:14 PM

I’m pretty sure they were acid etched, yes. If you’re sanding the saw plate go very carefully near the etch of course, using a sanding block helps to keep from going down into the etch. You can use gun bluing and a couple other things to darken an etch but I don’t think most people do much to preserve them besides being careful not to remove them and wiping with an oiled rag to reduce more rust.

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 12:55 AM

Hey thanks, I was almost sure it was acid etched. I was thinking I may just leave the blade like it is, I’ve gotten it smooth. but the black stains may stay for the “patina”

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