Tag Archives: Crosscut saw

The big saw makeover

So with much thanks to the YouTube community, i decided to undertake the ‘restoration’ of this saw… without any of the proper tools or experience…

check out this guy (old sneelock) if your thinking of tackling this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXtU7dK-nFSR7JeSihPfoWQ

and this guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M3pAy6uLrHZT18dVYDHBA

 

Onward to cleaning… basically, strip and sand it:

 

next, sharpen that puppy… with a file…

 

then set it. So this means offsetting the teeth so that the cut will clear the blade. There is a special tool for this that dont have, but im pretty sure i should buy one!

 

And… Victory

the above shot also shows the stock that i will be turning into several pieces…. its cracking up fairly evenly, so i’m hoping to make some nice distressed lamps…

Big logs need big saws

So I have recently picked up some big logs… not huge, about the maximum that my lothe can handle, which is far bigger than my drop saw can handle

So I decided to go all lumberjack and get myself a good old crosscut saw…

It clearly needs some love, and I clearly need another hobby… so before I get to work cleaning it up, here’s the test run


It think perhaps we shall call her Mary…