Monthly Archives: December 2015

Benefits of a good scrubbing down

Quick comment from the restoration of my Stanley No. 2358 Mitre Box. I’ve looked up quite a few of these online, looking for photos of what parts exist, and (unsuccessfully, so far) attempting to identify when mine was made. I’ve … Continue reading

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A Few More Tools

Over the last week and a half I’ve picked up a few more tools. These weren’t found; they were purchased. Two were picked up from a gentleman Mike Siemsen introduced me to, Matt Amundson, who lives a couple hours down … Continue reading

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Saw Sharpening with Mike Siemsen

On Saturday I took my first woodworking class. Mike Siemsen’s School of Woodworking is located just North of the Twin Cities, a little over two hours from me. With all these saws I’ve come into and been cleaning up, it’s … Continue reading

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Finding a Stanley No. 2358 Miter Box

Imagine walking into an outbuilding to see what’s inside. There haven’t been windows or a door on the building for some unknown length of time. Inside, rodents scramble for cover underneath old rolled up carpets, half eroded cardboard boxes, empty … Continue reading

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E.C. Atkins 26 inch Crosscut

Shown here is an E.C. Atkins 26 inch crosscut saw. This will be the last of the “I-Found-A-Saw-And-Cleaned-It-Up” posts for now. There are a couple places on the property that I might still turn another one up. We’ll see. Next … Continue reading

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Warran-and-Ted Superior 26″ Rip Saw

Shown is a 26 inch rip saw, 5 1/2 points-per-inch, that cleaned up nicely, and I think will work quite well: That Warranted Superior medallion is hard on someone the likes of me, who wants to know who my tools … Continue reading

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Help Identifying a Sandvik Crosscut Saw

Shown is a Sandvik 20″ crosscut, with 10 points-per-inch (or 9 teeth-per-inch; learned that saws are marked with their point count, rather than teeth count). There was some etching on this one, but I’ve lost it. I only very lightly … Continue reading

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I think I have too many tools

Originally posted on Peter Follansbee, joiner's notes:
It gets better & better. I forgot to add a short television clip Tamas Gyenes sent me; so here is that. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48s8ERHyYTwZEJBWE1keU4wOUk/preview“> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48s8ERHyYTwZEJBWE1keU4wOUk/preview But I also received a short film about another Hungarian…

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“Gilt Edge” 18-ish” Crosscut

Yet another old-saw-post, folks. I realize this isn’t fascinating stuff for my half-dozen followers. This blog serves as an informal personal diary of my woodworking adventures, and I want to be able to read about these saws someday in the … Continue reading

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Disston D-8 26″ Crosscut

Another one of my found saws, a 26 inch Disston D-8 Crosscut. Based on the medallion, I *think* this saw was manufactured between 1940 and 1947. You can make out some of the etching: My measurements say 7 teeth-per-inch; the … Continue reading

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