Joseph crosscut saw 45. It is used to cut through material very often wood though sometimes metal or stone.
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The first metal blades were made possible by the discovery of copper about 4000 years ago.
Henry disston and sons crosscut saw. The first flint saws appeared during the early paleolithic era between 60000 and 10000 bc. The resulting work is a compilation of 25 years saw filing experience coupled with the study of various period works on the topic. Saw filing a beginners primer.
The more time i spend with this saw the more im convinced that it is not only the perfect first serious saw for the woodworker building their nest of saws but also the foundation of a compact yet highly functional set of saws. Antique vintage tools used to build log houses timber framing buildings. A saw is a tool consisting of a tough blade wire or chain with a hard toothed edge.
Stone saws and composite saws made of stone bladelets or microliths set into a bone handle also were made during this time. Disston saw works of philadelphia was one of the better known and highly regarded manufacturers of handsaws in the united statesduring the machine age as henry disston sons inc it was a supplier of industrial saw bladesa successor corporation still active in philadelphia is called disston precision. In the 1920s disston reduced the size of its product line dropping redundant models offering fewer options in size and tooth pitch and making the features of the remaining saw models more universal across the line.
There are a ton of great resources out there along with an increasing amount of options for tools. Lumberman handbook published 1907. While heavy on promotion of disstons products in places the article is very informative.
The following is a treatise on saw filing and theory on the principles of saw tooth function. Log house timber framing tools. Usa medallion from the 1950s.
The cut is made by placing the toothed edge against the material and moving it forcefully forth and less forcefully back or continuously forward. The hand tool list its a great time to be a hand tool woodworker. Henry disston sons no4 back saw 13 point crosscut 14 inch length.
The saws that i have had sharpened were done by mike wenzloff sons saw makers. As disston and sons company centennial approached the saw manufacturing industry was changing. The guide below has been prepared with the first time filer in mind.
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