Saw rack

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  • #20520
    George Bridgeman
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    I’ve been picking up hand saws whenever I see them for a good price, figuring I’ll get round to sharpening them at some point. I stopped a few months ago as I was running out of places to put them and had only gotten round to sharpening two. I desperately needed somewhere to put them so threw this saw rack together after seeing the ones at the school.

    Pine dowel into beech board. Nothing fancy but it holds them all in sight so I’ll get sick of constantly seeing dull saws and start sharpening again!

    Wish I’d thought about spacing for more than a few seconds. The dowels are a bit too close together so I’m having to be careful not to catch a tote with another saws teeth.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #20522
    david o’sullivan
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    thats an awful lot of sharpening you will be an expert

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #20532
    David Gill
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    Thats a lot of saws for a man with a Bandsaw, now you have them you will have to refurbish them all, like David says you will end up an expert.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #20541
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    George thought I had a problem lol. nice collection 😉
    I must admit I have had most of my saws 25 years.
    Just added a few backed saws in last year or two.
    afraid I’m really lazy a board and a few screws for me and yes wish I had thought about spacing a bit more.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20740
    George Bridgeman
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    I started picking up hand saws long before I got my band saw. Still use hand saws for cross cuts on long boards and short rips. If the band saw has an unsuitable blade on and I only need to make one or two cuts it’s much quicker to do them by hand. The band saw gets used for long rips, resaws, and multiple crosscuts of the same length.

    I can’t see myself sharpening all of these. Some are past recovering (kinks, major pitting, etc) so will get converted to scrapers where possible, and have their parts recycled on other saws. Others I have too many of, so will only fix up one or two. Some I just don’t need because of the band saw – a 3PPI saw just won’t get used in my shop. A couple are just too nice to use and I’m afraid to touch up in case I ruin them, so will be hung on display in the house (wife already agreed!).

    I’ll only do one or two of each configuration I need.

    I love hand saws. I’d love to learn more about smithing but there’s not much in the way of resources.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

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