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  • Gbalcom
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    Thanks Mike!  If I could find a tenon saw for just $15, I wouldn’t make one either!  I do have a 14″ cross cut back saw (Carcass saw?)  that I pick up at a MidWest Tool Collectors meet.  Whoever sharpened it sure knew what they were doing.  I bought it 2 years ago, and haven’t sharpened it since.

  • Gbalcom
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    Another Option

    A large tenon saw is not inexpensive.  they can be great, but have you considered a frame saw?  Here Paul sellers shows you the benefits, and what you can get for the cost of a blade and some time.

     

  • Gbalcom
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    Great Find!

    What a cool find…you’ve done a very tasteful restoration.  I wouldn’t mind having a few buck bros chisels.  I borrowed a co-workers once (1″ paring chisel), it was a pleasure to use.

  • Gbalcom
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    Yes I get it.

    Seth,

    I know exactly what you mean.   I spent most of my life in the north east, and I took the ability to find planes or hand saws at any flea market or antique store for granted.  Now, even in Georgia it’s tough to find good stuff.  Upon a recent Visit home, I found my mom had purchased a dozen or so “old handsaws” to paint scenes on, as wall decorations.  I cherry picked the lot and came up with what I believe is a Harvey Peace P-40…From around 1850’s.  First saw I’ve come across with split nuts.  It will take some elbow grease, but I’m hoping to have her up and running once again!

    As far as tool acquisitions, I’ve turned to Hyperkitten.com.   The gentlemen running it seems very fair on pricing, and actually sends you the tool to inspect before accepting payment…A rare find in this internet age.  He only posts new tools about once per month…And when he does, they go very fast….within hours it seems.

    Good Luck!

  • Gbalcom
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    Nice Job!

    I just refurbished a D-23 myself…It’s become my only solid Full Size (26″) Handsaw.  I filed mine 8pt Rip, and am happy with it.  I took Paul Sellers advice and changed the rake on the first 6-8 inches of the saw.  This really helps in starting a cut, but also allows me to cross cut (rough) easily.

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