Monday, September 14, 2009

See the Saws


Collecting saws is a viable hobby and one that is also practical. Vintage saws can be found at estate auctions, garage sales, and thrift stores. These three old timers were offered at a recent farm estate auction near Traer, Iowa.

Like any working saw, the teeth become dull with repetitive wear. Keeping your investment in like new sharpness requires occasional file sharpening. If you didn't learn how how to get this done from someone like master carpenter Norm Abram, here is an excellent primer on the subject. Depending on how much hand sawing you do, file sharpening is a way to save a few sawbacks. Know that.