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Found 12 results

  1. John Morris

    Disston Saw

    This is not my saw, I found this image on Ebay and I just like it a whole lot.
  2. Boss wanted to check out a few yard sales, have Lunch out, visit Wall E World.....Ok.. On the way back home from such things...made one more stop at a yard sale....nose was itching.... Table had a metal B&D saw...sitting ON four hand saws.....Didn't need the circular saw...two of the handsaws weren't really worth picking up....#3 had a $20 price tag! OUCH! However...#4? First glance..looked like a Disston D-8....until I looked a bit closer at the handle.. 26" long, 10 ppi, skew back. Covertop handle. And CARVED.....a D-100.
  3. Stumbled upon this site while researching a Victor smoothing plane. Lots of good information here about dating tools, restoration, etc.
  4. Eight bucks at the local resale store! One has a junk plate which is sad is it was such a full plated speciman! D8 thumbhole, number 12 and I believe a number 16 in the group that will be very workable. The other two are TBD. I wasnt in the saw market but the deal was pretty good and they are pretty straight and clean. More winter work for me.
  5. Had a few saws to work my way through. Brought home to "keepers" And a bunch for "parts" Sat down and tore down all the saws. Set aside the plates for the two keeper saws. Hardware headed for a good soaking Got the medallions out, and cleaned them up.. Which left this mess in the bowl.. I thought I had the correct handle for one of the saw plates.. D-16 handle......until I then cleaned the saw plate under it.. PACEMAKER....Keystone by Disston. had to dig through to find the correct handle for the saw.. Clo
  6. Did not have much to do on the chisels,,,had a couple old saws, though Last year, I bought three saws for $3....one was a plastic handled Atkins...meh Number 2? Disston/HK Porter "Journeyman" saw. Even had the price tag on it. "etch" was a silk screened thing. Handle is a bit to blocky...soo. Saw #3? Same size, no hanger hole in the plate. Had a slight bend I had to fix. Still looking for an etch. Seemed to be a little older than #2. Still had a blocky handle....had Amazing what a bit of sanding can do. Hardware has been polished up.
  7. Well, this 20" long saw has sat around long enough...maybe too long.. Nasty looking? Early 50s Disston saw. 20" long. 10 ppi....Decided to at least try to rehab it. Hammer to straighten a few bends....Set the bad spots over a leg of the bench, and pound away til flat.....er. 100 grit sandpaper on the palm sander, sand through a couple pieces....PBBlaster soak a bit, then 180 grit to sand it out. Looks a little better? BLO wipe on-wipe off for the handle. IF you look closely, you can barely see the side of the Disston "Keystone " etch. There is a little
  8. I acquired this nice little 9" Disston aluminum Level today. The funny part is I saw it listed on Craigslist and it was in Florence. I text the number and ask where I could see it. When the address came back I knew the address, it was my barber. I called him and he had been out collecting and came across this level. I told him I would run by and pick it up. Here is an add for the level from an April 1929 Popular Mechanics magazine. The little level is in very good condition. Just needs a little cleaning, it has dirt packed in t
  9. A couple of recent projects I have been working on. The first is a very old Spear and Jackson rip saw with a graduated tooth pattern. This saw is very old with no medallion and split nuts. No etch and the maker mark stamped out n the blade. I need to be on the lookout for a donor saw to replace the missing bolt and nut. The plate is very close to complete but has just a bit of a hook in it. I touched up the teeth a bit and was able to rip hard maple scraps quite nicely with it. I cleaned the blade only lightly on this one to keep the patina more intact. The second saw is an At
  10. Not sure what happened in the first one. So, how about a couple skew back saws? Warranted Superior, 8ppi by Disston. And.. A D8 skew back crosscut 8ppi. From before 1928, no Hyphen. Next? These two are also from before 1928, when Disston redesigned the line. These two (Twins?) have a nib. They are 8ppi crosscut, straight back. One on the left has a bit of wear at the bottom of the handle. The Atkins handle needed a repair. It also has a nib. Just five saws I had all cleane up.
  11. To place on FeeBay. Five saws, all refurbbed up. Starting out with a 20" Panel saw. Sheffield brand by Atkins. will need some work on the teeth.
  12. Well, now that a door is finally out of my shop. Time to look over a "diamond in the (very) rough Picked it up for a dollar bill, only because there was a Disston medallion in place. Well it seems as though this saw was never sharpened since Old Henry himself sent it out from the factory. Teeth are still VERY SHARP, too. Plate is straight, one small crack in the tote. It closed up after the BLO hit it. Shined the brass up, got a replacement half of one of the bolts. And cleaned that plate back to non-rusty bare metal. 220 grit in a palmsander does the trick. I did find j
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