Win or Lose?
I am starting a picture frame project and need advise on what will make a cleaner cut for joining 45 degree angles: a coping saw or a pull saw, or something I haven't thought of.
Obviously a miter saw would be great but I don't have room for one right now. I do have room for my miter box and a handsaw.
I've used a coping saw to cut molding but I didn't know if there was a better option. Thanks!
I have a number of handsaws that I've accumulated over the years, most of them very rusty but not pitted. I'd like to get them into great working order.
They will need a lot of sandpaper work in addition to evaporust. I expect to be able to remove the handles before I get to work.
My plan is to:
I'm mainly going for making these old saws users. A couple of them are old Disstons, the rest are mid level, mid century hardware store stock.
I'd appreciate any thoughts or feedback form anyone who has done restored saws before.
I need to get some saws. I have a tenon saw which I'm going to tune (based on Rex Krueger video), but I need a dovetail saw and eventually panel and carcass saws.
Aside from buying used, which presents its own issues, what can I look at which is new? I'm in Australia, but I'm sure most things are available online. I'm only really aware of pax saws, which seem to have mixed reviews.
Thanks for any advice you can offer!
Ok, here's a very worthy 10 pt cross cut (good for hardwoods) Atkins handsaw for your consideration. freshly sharpened by me. Atkins was a well known and respected sawmaker active from the early to mid 20th century, a rival of Disston and Simons.
Preliminaries: I don't have paypal or any other EFT so payment by USPS money order please. First PM with an unequivocal "I'll take it" gets priority, and please include your full name and shipping address so I can print up mailing labels and quote shipping. Pics are in a flickr album linked below.
Saw is an Atkins Perfection, No. 65, in really good shape, some staining but no pitting on plate. Old '37 catalog description: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X3pSFNWWaug/VMrRCa2ymbI/AAAAAAAACKg/mHgg9P-MlMo/s1600/Atkins%2B53%2B%26%2B65%2B1937.jpg Handle is in very nice condition, no cracks, no chips; saw dates from the 50's before they sold out to Borg Warner. Plate straight, it has a nice "sing" to it, as it was hammered tensioned, and will make a very fine user for someone.
As pics show, cuts straight and true. Great tooth count for hardwoods, leaves a smoother finish than an 8pt. Etch light but as you can see from the pics is very readable. Great saw for someone who appreciates vintage saws. Can be yours for $90 plus shipping. SOLD
Pics are in this flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157717619557607/with/50777328027/
thanks for looking.
EDIT: I just noticed I put a picture of the wrong etch (from a Simons) in the original album; I've since deleted it. Here is a pic of the Atkins etch: