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steven c newman
07-04-2014, 1:16 PM
Did a Rescue today, four handsaws. Couple were even painted on BOTH faces.:mad: Will be trying to strip the OFFENDING stuff off. :mad: Don't really want to use 60 grit to get rid of it....:eek:

So, anything over there to take these back to BARE Steel? Maybe some KleenStrip? Two appear to be Disston D-7s or even a D-8. Not sure about the other two.

Painted saws. GRRRRRRRRRR!:mad:

William Adams
07-04-2014, 1:37 PM
Be thankful that the painting preserved them from being scrap or trash.

lowell holmes
07-04-2014, 1:58 PM
I prefer my D-7 saw over my D-8 saw.

I have a D-12 that seems to be real keeper.

I don't know why I'm posting this, but I perceived that you value a D-8 over a D-7. It's really not a big deal, just commenting. I may change my mind tomorrow.:)

steven c newman
07-04-2014, 1:59 PM
But...GLITTER PAINT?292356Wish they painted just that one saw instead...

steven c newman
07-04-2014, 2:35 PM
Right now Lowell, I have a D8 1st model of the skew Henry made, and a D-7 Lightweight that was the LAST disston made saw, before HK Porter came along. About the same, to me....

Can of stripper is about $7.97 + tax ( or maybe a pair of strippers at.....ooops, wrong forum) that rusty one will feel a 60 grit paper, real soon.

Until these are presentable to Polite Company, they will stay outside. Top one MIGHT be a Sandvik?

Judson Green
07-04-2014, 3:00 PM
Gosh the two on the bottom are actually kinda nice paintings, not that I'm into that kinda thing.

Leave the striper alone and hang em up in the shop. Shop art.

Michael Kellough
07-04-2014, 3:48 PM
I agree with Judson, there is no shortage of old handsaws. Should have just left these for someone who wanted the paintings.

Cody Kemble
07-04-2014, 4:42 PM
I have a painted saw in my living room.
It was a gift made for me. It was painted from pictures of my boat leaving the river on deployment. It's a warranted superior saw. I have plenty other saws to rehab and use in the shop.

Jim Koepke
07-04-2014, 5:45 PM
There is an old cheapo painted saw hanging in my shop.

The painting isn't a master. It is a better painting than the saw would ever be at being a saw.

For some saws supporting paint may be their best use.

Others may be the lucky penny we can buy with the paint for less than we could buy the saw if the seller knew what it was.


steven c newman
07-04-2014, 11:35 PM
All four are sitting outside, getting a good soak from the Kleen Strip. We'll see what we have in the morning. Might have to dig out a couple "trashed" plates, yet.

steven c newman
07-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Well, sandpaper, wire wheels, putty knife......three out of four are cleaned of PAINT.292379Finish is still drying. L-R WS with eagle, brass hardware, 8ppi skew back, good straight plate, decent teeth. Next) Disston D-8 with 95% readable etch, steel hardware LARGE medallion, 8ppi skew back, straight plate decent sharp teeth. Next) a Mystery Saw: Straight back, hanger hole, steel hardware, 8ppi? Handle was very blocky, have since softened the edges a bit. Has one bent area that came be fixed, decent almost new teeth. Looks like maybe an 8-11 ppi. First saw has a reflection of my red shirt. might not be too bad...for $3? For all four saws?

Will try to get a better photo of each saw, if you want them. Still have a rusty Sandvik to clean it's plate off. We'll see how THAT one turns out....

steven c newman
07-05-2014, 4:14 PM
Ok, they are now presentable to Polite Company. No more painted scenes.292389This is the rusty Sandvik plate. Tote and hardware are temps. Those came from a Diamond Edge saw. 292390This was painted on both sides. A Warranted Superior 8ppi skew back. Brass hardware, with Eagle in the Medallion. 292391Have no idea WHO made this one. It too, had paint on both sides, and the tote. Weird bolts.292392This is a late model Disston D-8 skew back 8ppi Steel hardware. Painted on...this side, of course. There IS a readable etch, about 95% is still there. 292393Not sure how well it will show up here. As for a parts saw that was done this week, as well292394Steel hardware, Warranted Superior 8ppi. Not too bad a set of saws? And, NO PAINT!

Adam Cruea
07-05-2014, 6:19 PM
I have a painted saw in my living room.
It was a gift made for me. It was painted from pictures of my boat leaving the river on deployment. It's a warranted superior saw. I have plenty other saws to rehab and use in the shop.

You deployed on my birthday in '11.

Not that it adds a bit to the discussion, but hey. . .

steven c newman
07-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Painted saw? YUCK! I wonder how many of my retores from the group of Painted Ladies are worth keeping around? Have restored six full length saws in the last two weeks. Including two D-8s 11ppi crosscut saws. One of which was a D(no hyphen) 8 from the 1880s.