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it started out like this, the back was bent, the blade was warped, the tooth line was a wreck, the handle was off the shelf replacement.
and now it looks like this.
That’s where a larger amount of the time went, the exact times are relative to when I entered the shop to start the work on the saw and when I put it down for lunch or a break. I don’t necessarily keep a clock on each task. I also run more than one saw at a time up to a point and then they become separate projects. But to give the best estimate of redoing the tooth line, jointing to straighten the tooth line, cutting and shaping the teeth, sharpening and tuning the cut finish, is about two hours give or take a little. The rough estimations of time also do not include time spent studying the saw and it’s condition, any research on its age or history. And then the decision of what I want it to be when I’m finished. Most cases I try and keep it the same points per inch as the original but I generally set up 14” saws as a rip saw and 12” saws as a cross cut. But in reality they could be set up either way. That’s one of the things I like about the old western saws is the versatility of them. You can set them up for just about anything in woodworking. When I sharpen saws for customers I set them up the way they want them. It’s all according to what they want and how much they want to spend. In most cases the biggest change if any is between a rip and a crosscut.NICE! How long did it take to re-do the tooth line? I did a 10" G.H. Bishop once. Quite a task.
Yes, I think I did blue the back. There was evidence of it having been blued originally and I like the look of it. I also have a couple others that I have done that way as well and the next one on the list will be blued as well even though there was no evidence of it. I think it’s a cool look.NICE!
I think you "blued" the back?
Regardless - it looks REALLY nice!
I think the contrast in colour is what is so cool - be it brass or blued steelYes, I think I did blue the back. There was evidence of it having been blued originally and I like the look of it. I also have a couple others that I have done that way as well and the next one on the list will be blued as well even though there was no evidence of it. I think it’s a cool look.