Warranted restoration

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    Jay
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    I thought I would take a break from my newbie questions and share some pictures of a Warranted back saw restoration that I finished yesterday. I don’t have any “before” pictures, but it needed a cleanup of the blade, handle and hardware.

    For the blade I used 220 and 400 grit sandpaper and mineral spirits.

    The handle had bits of the old finish remaining… so I filed and sanded it, keeping the original shape. A coat of Danish oil followed by clear shellac left it with a vintage look, but brought out the color of the wood.

    The hardware took a dip in evaporust, then briefly on the buffer.

    I was pleased with the results… about the best $12 back saw you could hope for. Thanks for looking.

    #20088
    Ken
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    Nice job Jay, well done buddy. 😉

    #20091
    NikonD80
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    Very nice work Jay.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #20092
    StepJohns
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    It looks great, you did a fantastic job. Really enjoy the look you were able to give the handle

    #20099
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Good work Jay 😉
    Nice to make tools look like new.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20136
    David Gill
    Participant

    Nice job Jay, did you add the carving to the handle?

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #20151
    Jay
    Participant

    Thanks for the comments, everyone.

    David, that wheat carving on the handle is the original.

    I sharpened the saw up this morning… used Paul’s progressive technique… it is purring like a kitten now. What a fun saw to use.

    #20165
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Nice job on the saw. This is another slippery slope that many of us enjoy. I have several to re – furbish soon since my bench is finished, have a couple things to add this weekend.

    Steve

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

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