Category Archives: Backsaws

REVIEW of a Stanley No 60 Miter Box

A review of the features and benefits of the vintage, Stanley #60 miterbox and saw. Continue reading

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Making a New Handle for late-model Millers Falls No. 1124 Miter box Saw

I like my Millers Falls No. 1124 miter box. It came with the latest-model Disston saw, made around the time Eisenhower was president (1953-1955.) And while the saw isn’t considered great quality compared to earlier vintages of the same model, … Continue reading

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Restoring a $3.00 garage sale backsaw find

The Craig’s List ad said there were some old woodworking tools. That’s it. No pictures, no heart-throbbing prose. Still, the garage sale was in an older neighborhood. And close by in case it was a bust. So I fired up … Continue reading

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Restoring a depression-era Miterbox for a 21st-century workshop: Part 3-Finding a suitable vintage saw

In my last post, we talked about the restoration of my Goodell Manufacturing Co. miterbox. I also detailed the fabrication of missing parts, as well as the process of mounting the whole affair to a base. Next, I’m going to … Continue reading

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J.H. Noble No.1 Backsaw rehab-Why two carcass saws?

Not long after I finished rehabbing my Disston #4 backsaw, I stumbled across this little beauty on eBay. Some of you might be wondering ‘why would he need two 12″ crosscut backsaws?’ Truth be told, I didn’t. But at 11 … Continue reading

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Dating a Disston Backsaw

My buddy Andy’s latest backsaw restoration inspired me to research the #4 I rehabbed last year. Dating the saw proved to be a woodworker’s game of Clue. For you skimmers, here’s the who-done-it: The Joiner did it in Philadelphia with … Continue reading

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Pegboard Tool Storage Epiphany #2: Backsaw Till.

Backsaws are like rabbits (the furry kind), they multiply fast. And when placed on a pegboard, they take up a lot of space. So I’ve been contemplating a saw till for a while. Rather than take on the whole, every-saw-I’ve-got … Continue reading

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