I bought this saw a few months ago. It’s a 13 tpi tenon saw made by Tyzack. The blade is in very good shape, straight and still fairly sharp. I don’t know how old it is (perhaps anyone could know?), but I’m sure that it is a good saw with still a lot of wood to cut. I would like to restore it and I need some advices about how to do it. I’m not specially worried about the blade. It’s so good that it won’t need too much work. My problem is with the handle.
I’ve already restored some saws and the results have been very good, but in the case of this saw I have doubts specially about restoring the handle without damaging it. The nuts are tight and firm, and I’m afraid of damaging them -or the wood around them- if I try to retire them. The wood is in good shape, but has a kind of “lines”. I’m not sure about retiring the nuts, because I’ve seen other nuts in other saws break in the process, specially the nuts that have the medals.
When it comes to the wood handle, I would like to restore it and apply lindseed oil and wax, but it has a kind of old varnish, and I’m not sure how to strip it without damage the nuts or the handle itself. It has a so nice shape that it would be a pity.
How can I do it? I’m afraid of damaging this saw. It wasn’t an expensive buy at all, 8 euro (about 6 pounds or 10 dollars), but it is a craftman’s saw. It deserves a good restoration work.
Thanks a lot in advance.
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