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    Sandy
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    I was out running around yesterday and decided to stop in one of the local antique stores. I had bought several items there before at pretty good prices and I remembered seeing some hand saw hanging in one of the booths. I came home with not 1 but 5 Disston hand saws. It pays to go rummaging sometime… This particular one is a D-8. I scrapped years of abuse off the handle and put some Danish Oil on it but all of them are in as good a shape as this one. I’ve got to get on the Disston Web site and attempt to determine the age…I’ll let you know!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    #25129
    str8tedge
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    Sandy,

    Check out: http://www.disstonianinstitute.com

    Everything you need to know.

    Joe B.

    #25132
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Good find, I picked up a little 16″ D8 panel saw filed rip a couple months back at one of our local Antique Stores which normally don’t sell tools.

    After seeing Paul use the smaller panel saws I have become quite fond of the smaller lengths especially using at the bench.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #25133
    Sandy
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    This one is 20″ and 10Tpi. A lottle corser than I wanted but after a quick sharpening it works great at the bench! I’ll have to get a setting tool before I can sharpen it again though…

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25136
    Sandy
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    I think this is the one I posted a picture of earlier and appears to be dated about 1875 acourding to the Disston web site.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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    Frankie Lee
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    Wow! That handle is epic.

    #25143
    Sandy
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    Colin, It had a really heavy shellac finish on it that had a vitiated appearance with something on it that looked like what you would see on top of a corroded battery. I scraped it of and put some Dutch oil on it. It does look great! Feels better in my hand than the old corroded finish too. I sharpened it and I think I need a saw set now to reset the teeth. It binds pretty bad on the cross cut.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25149
    Greg Merritt
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    Great find Sandy. Looks like you are set for saws for a while.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25155
    John Moore
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    Congrats, nice finds.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #25156
    Sandy
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    Greg, yeah now all i need is to learn how to use them. 🙂

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #25159
    Greg Merritt
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    From what I’ve seen…you will be just fine. 😉

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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