The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw
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  Re: The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw by Philip1231 (The Continuing Saga ...)
You have my complete respect for doing this. I'd have neither the time nor patience, other than just tipping a blade with a quick hit with a file.

I would however satisfy my curiosity on a rainy day by doing a much shorter saw (If there were one) with less tpi.
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#19
  Re: RE: The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw by Pedder (Hi Phil, this te...)
Pedder: Appreciate that high praise! I ran out and got an assortment of hacksaw blades: I will let you know how I make out. Phil

(10-25-2019, 02:35 AM)Pedder Wrote: Hi Phil,

this teeth look much better then the one I did the one time rettothing wit an paper pattern.
I use metal pattern claming close to the blade.
Available pattern are metal saw blades in 18 tpi or 32 tpi (file every second tooth for 16).

Cheers
Pedder
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#20
  Re: RE: The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw by daddo (You have my complete...)
I think I have the time (although there seems to be a shortage of that lately) and I am sure I am not the most patient person when it comes to a task such as this. I have been exasperated at times, but I have not given up (yet)!



(10-25-2019, 10:21 AM)daddo Wrote: You have my complete respect for doing this. I'd have neither the time nor patience, other than just tipping a blade with a quick hit with a file.

I would however satisfy my curiosity on a rainy day by doing a much shorter saw (If there were one)  with less tpi.
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#21
  Re: The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw by Philip1231 (The Continuing Saga ...)
Retoothing a saw is a process very few of us will ever need to face.  The most likely person who would need to do it is someone trafficking in saws, but those of us who need a basic set of saws as users can easily get by with just knowing how to joint and freshen the filing and set teeth.  Over the years I have filled a small till with saws that is easily twice as many as I really need, and not one of those saws needed retoothing.  I do keep a couple of rip backsaws pretty keen for dovetailing, but retoothing is not part of that process.

The other factor is files.  Retoothing consumes files that now are expensive and hard to find.  I use needle files on my backsaws that cost about $15. ea.  They have very sharp cornes that make clean gullets and last at least a few filings of a dovetail saw.  To retooth a dovetail saw could consume two of those files.  I would rather use those files to maintain a couple of good dovetail saws for a year than try to save a "basket case".  

Just me; being practical. Rolleyes
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#22
  Re: The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw by Philip1231 (The Continuing Saga ...)
Bit more than 12 years ago my second attempt to "make" a saw:




link to picture: http://hw.roesch.de/Bilder/B1775.jpg

more there on German:
http://www.woodworking.de/cgi-bin/forum/...ge-bilder/

I retoothed here later.

Cheers
Pedder
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#23
  Re: RE: The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw by Pedder (Bit more than 12 yea...)
Pedder: Excellent picture (perhaps there is hope for me yet?). Your first attempt at the handle is very nice! The build sequence is sehr gut! I think the part that is missing is where you impart some sort of magic to the saw, so it ends up looking and cutting like a dream (where do I buy a can of that magic?) Smile Phil


(10-29-2019, 01:28 PM)Pedder Wrote: Bit more than 12 years ago my second attempt to "make" a saw:




link to picture: http://hw.roesch.de/Bilder/B1775.jpg

more there on German:
http://www.woodworking.de/cgi-bin/forum/...ge-bilder/

I retoothed here later.

Cheers
Pedder
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#24
  Re: RE: The Continuing Saga of Sharpening the Saw formerly known as the Wally Saw by Philip1231 (Pedder: Excellent pi...)
(10-29-2019, 02:15 PM)Philip1231 Wrote: I think the part that is missing is where you impart some sort of magic to the saw, so it ends up looking and cutting like a dream (where do

Klaus did that. Laugh

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Pedder
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