Part one is here .
I couldn't let this saw continue to mock me. I could hear it laughing whenever I was in my shop. When your shop is only 77 square feet, it's hard to escape the taunting of a tool that's out to get you. "Now is the time!" I said. In reality, I needed an excuse to avoid sanding drywall for a bit. The drywall can wait until tomorrow.
|Back into the trusty saw vise for another round. I jointed the teeth one last time, and went for it.|
|The refinished handle. A light sanding, some oil, shellac, and wax.|
|I like skew backs. I don't know if they improve function, as I believe they were originally intended to lighten the saw plate. I just like the way they look.|
|A few test cuts to check the blade. I had to stone it lightly to track straight, pretty normal. It's running out of set, though, and will require resetting the next time I sharpen.|
|Close up on the medallion. As you can see, I didn't sand all the nicks out of the handle. This is an old saw, it should retain some character.|
The plate still needs just a little bit of work. I'm going to try and pop the etch out, then it needs a good waxing.
Phew...made it through the saga alive!