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Bert de Weert
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I restored an antique crosscutsaw, and made a video about it. Check it out and your feedback is well appreciated!



 
Bert de Weert
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thanks for the links really usefull !

I like the video by the way. Is it yours?
 
alex Keenan
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No the video is not mine.
I just have an interest in the skills that people had in taking care of their hand tools and using them.
So much knowledge has been lost. Thanks to the Internet what is still around can be recorded and shared.
 
Bert de Weert
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can't agree with you more alex
 
Ben Miller
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Link to a website with fairly inexpensive gardening gear. Many times they are auctioning hand tools. This company (www.ebth.com) will pack it up and ship it out -


https://www.ebth.com/items/1636251-garage-cleanout-lot
 
Bill Puckett
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I love restorations. My dad used to have a number of crosscut saws, all with longer teeth which, I expect, cut faster.
 
Aaron Festa
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Hi Bert, I'm new to woodworking and I found someone selling hand saws for $2ea. I have been cleaning them following your videos (thank you) but some saws have a slight wave in them. How can I fix that? Is it simply hammering the blade against a flat surface? Thanks for any advice.
 
Peter Ellis
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Aaron Festa wrote:Hi Bert, I'm new to woodworking and I found someone selling hand saws for $2ea. I have been cleaning them following your videos (thank you) but some saws have a slight wave in them. How can I fix that? Is it simply hammering the blade against a flat surface? Thanks for any advice.


Good thing is that these are inexpensive lessons You want to avoid buying the saws with bent blades, because they have been abused and are almost impossible to straighten out. Worse, the structure of the metal has been compromised in order for a bend (or wave) to set in the blade.

What I have done, with limited success, when I mess up and bend a blade on a saw, is to very gently work it across my leg in the opposite direction, trying to shift it back to straight a bit at a time. The trick here is to go easy and gently, because you have to go past where you want it to end up in order to get progress against the existing bend. Go too hard, and you bend it the other direction.

And the ultimate problem with straightening blades - metal fatigue. Every time it goes from a set position to a new set position is a bit of breakdown in the structure of the blade.
 
Bert de Weert
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HI aaron,

thanks for enjoying the video, I always make sure that there are no bends in the blade. If there are, I would have no idea how to deal with it.
 
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