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Monthly Archives: February 2009
Broken saw screws, what to do? Especially the nice of brass split screw variety? Given that they were on the clapped out Spear & Jackson, I should just throw them away and put on some chrome Great Necks. But I … Continue reading
Some times it takes a while for me to see the nose on the end of my face. As I was re-reading Saw Filing – A Beginner’s Primer (Vintage Saws Library), I noticed: Some people actually make a jig which … Continue reading
(Widespread Panic song)Here is what can be charitably called a charity case, if not a total loss. An old brass backed Spear & Jackson: The toe of the saw plate has a big crack, I cut that off just to … Continue reading
Project: Cut new cross cut teeth on a 12” backsaw Required Reading: Saw Filing – A Beginner’s Primer and The How’s of Setting Saws, both of which can be checked out from the Vintage Saws Library. Print out both, read twice … Continue reading
A zen master doesn’t need no steekling mega tech chunk of metal to sharpen a saw. A zen master is self contained, in total control. A ZM can almost sharpen a saw by thought alone, needing only two sticks, such … Continue reading
A Globe Master backsaw. I think Globe Master is probably the West Germany equivalent of Harbor Freight. Not much meat in the back but the saw plate seems like good steel (0.028”). With the rivets gone, I set about finding … Continue reading