Mouth watering Disston

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    Salko SaficSalko Safic
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    I’ve been looking for a ripsaw that was small and without a back to help with rippin down thinner stock, as I couldn’t find one I got in contact with Bob Rozieski tto see if you would like to make me one, well he said yes. So this is what I ordered, 10ppi 16″ Disston no.7 and the year some where around 1850. Hopefully the pictures are showing and this is the beauty I received 2 weeks ago. I’m very happy with it so now I don’t need to rely on my bandsaw for this type of work anymore other than resawing. I don’t think I would resort to using a frame saw for the purpose of resawing unless it was purely a hobby.
    The saw eet me back US$260 including shipping everything is completely done hand and by a hand tool only woodworker. If you can’t find a tool your looking for then you know you can always get one made.

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  • #123647
    David Waughdwaugh
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    @dwaugh

    Nice looking saw! I didn’t realize you could get reproductions hand made like that.

    #123648
    Salko SaficSalko Safic
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    @salko

    Yes of course when you seek out the right person for the job. This saw will last if looked after ofcourse just as long as any antique will, it’s nice to have an old relic but if you can’t find one then a reproduction will suffice. Only the tool collectors will go to the ends of the earth and pay phenominal money to add tools to their collection but we as users should not be fussed about that. I love the beauty of that era and comfort of the handles compare to modern day saws but they all work equally well.

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    #123650
    Derek LongDerek Long
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    @delong1974

    Very nice, Salko. I think you’ll like the size. I have a 20″ 10 tpi panel saw I refiled rip that I use a lot. End of reaching for it more than a tenon saw for sizing up. This saw will probably end up your go-to dimensioning saw, too.

    It’s great to see this resurgence in people making Western handsaws again.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #123651
    GaryGary
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    @gary

    I’ve got a nice little Simonds panel saw that size filed 11 TPI in Paul’s progressive rip pattern. I find myself reaching for that saw about as much as any other I own. It just “fits”!

    #123652
    Salko SaficSalko Safic
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    @salko

    Yes since I’ve received I’ve been reaching for it quite a bit it won’t take long before I’ll need to sharpen it and that’s what worries me I still don’t know how to sharpen. I do have quite a few old bent out of wack saws that were given to me to learn on ever so gracially by Best things soon enough I will have to start learning but with new orders coming through and a few persoanl dilemnas I haven’t gotten around to it plus the summer heat has slowed me down dramatically it’s always 10-15° hotter in the worshop even with the fan at full speed it only blows hot air.

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    #123657
    David PerrottDavid Perrott
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    @dperrott

    Nice saw. It can be easier to learn how to sharpen a new saw. I think I read that from your saw maker. It sounds crazy but the teeth will be in good shape and there is less to fix. I think its best to just “hone” the saw now and then and not let it get too bad. Granted I haven’t kept up with that! I need saw files. They don’t last too long.

    #123658
    Mark ArmstrongMark Armstrong
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    @nobby1967

    Very nice saw.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #123684
    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    That’s sweet, Salko. I’ll bet it cuts like a hot knife through butter.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #123685
    sidreilleysidreilley
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    @sidreilley

    Nice looking saw! When I first read this, I thought it was an original and marveled at what a great job you did polishing it up. Love the handle shapes on those old Disstons. I recently picked up a No 12 panel saw in quite nice shape at a local antique fair. It’s a 20″, 10ppt, a crosscut and still fairly sharp. Temped to make it a rip/resaw saw but think I’ll keep it as is and make another one a rip.

    Have fun with yours.

    Cheers

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    Salko SaficSalko Safic
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    @salko

    [quote quote=123684]That’s sweet, Salko. I’ll bet it cuts like a hot knife through butter.[/quote]

    well any 10ppi or less will rip fast through thin stock, I did however rip 1″ stock with it and it was just a bit slower luckily though I changed my mind when I put the specs through with the order. Initially I wanted an 11 ppi but Bob suggested I should go for a 10.

    [quote quote=123685]Nice looking saw! When I first read this,[/quote]

    I do like the 16″ but maybe I should of ordered an 18 but really I am extremely happy with it and your 20″ sounds really nice post a pic of it if you can.

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    #123720
    ChristopherChristopher
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    @flatboarder1

    I have a friend thats well known here in the us for sharpening saws.He sharpened a #12 24″ 9pt rip for me . It is so sweet its not even funny. So I talked him into sharpening some for ebay . He sales one saw per week on ebay runs for six days. So when he ran the small rip saw it brought over $100.00 more than If he filed it crosscut. So there’s a market for these type saws. I cant see how a woodworking shop could work without a couple at hand all the time. The D8 works very well for this application also because of its design. I just got a 20″ #16 with a full plate in perfect condition 10Pt that will soon be filled rip. The let in handle gives you great control. Another great saw for this is one of the early # 54 Atkins let in handle saws. I have two and I personally think they are two of the best cutting saws Ive ever owned. The smaller Panel saws 24″ and under. I have a 24″ and a 20″, ” Great Saw”. Just thought I would offer some info. The Disston D8 and the #16 are both let in handles. As Mike’y might say try it you might like it>
    Nice saw. The #7’s are really pretty saws. They also made allot of the smaller panel saws as well. the 18″ was really common back in the day.

    A man who has made a reputation for his goods knows its value as well as its cost and will maintain them. H.D. est 1887

    #123728
    MooncabbageMooncabbage
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    @mooncabbage

    Since I started working on my workbench, I’ve found that for the most part, there isn’t enough room in my cellar to rip down the long stock I need on the bandsaw. I just about managed it with the aprons, and I wouldn’t want to do it again. Infact, I did the aprons laminated as a single section, and ripped down the middle by hand. It was much easier than I expected, even with a $1 beater I got from a market. I only lightly touched up the teeth before I started. I imagine with a proper saw it would be very quick work.

    For the price you paid, that’s a whole lot of saw. I think it might be time for me to look at investing in a quality handsaw like that myself.

    #123734
    Salko SaficSalko Safic
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    @salko

    Yes a handsaw does free up alot much needed realestate but bear in mind the bandsaw cuts straight an faster well just a bit faster, but something I’ve always struggled with regardless how long I’ve been doing this is planing the edge to the line. Sometimes I get it parallel to the opposite edge and sometimes I don’t and that tends to screw a whole lot of things up.

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