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saw restoration help

Discussion in 'Hand Tools' started by Karda, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Karda

    Karda Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hi, I found a sweet little Disston back saw and am restoring it. I have cleaned the blade as clean as I want but the etch is visible and i can read most of it but i would like to make it a little clearer. Is there something I can use to remove the black but not damage the etch. I think some body cleaned it before because when I started on it the etch looked like it had already been worked on. Thanks Mike

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    Karda Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    ok I'll try that, most of the utubde videos use sand paper and don't mention the etch
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    Sorry, Eric, but I'm not an expert on restoring hand tools.

    Now, if it had a motor and a plug, that'be right up my alley!
     
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    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Forum Moderator

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    That's your next addiction, you just dont know it yet.:sarcastic::mocking:
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    I'm sure I'll get there eventually. :blush: Have done a few handplanes. But I also really like the couple of Japanese pull saws I have - I like cutting with them a lot better than western style hand saws.
     
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