I had gotten this saw (actually it was rescued) from a guy at the
one flea market we call Crazy Dave, on a rainy Sunday,
out of a box 1/2 full of water, back in July and it's been sitting
there quietly waiting for me to get 'round to it. To see the
full size image just click on the photo.
Well I had decided that there was no time like the present.
Not that I didn't have anything better to do, just didn't much feel
like doing anything better at that point.
This is Spear, John Spear, who worked by himself as a sawmaker from
1814 to 1824, before joining up with Jackson to
form Spear & Jackson in 1825.
This restored reasonably well. There are some pitted areas,
but overall it's not bad at t'all. The blade does look to have been
trimmed a little at some point, it measures 9 13/16" long.
It's sharpened to 10 1/2 TPI which is odd. It is also fairly sharp,
the final cleaning of the teeth thru a piece of 1 x 3 and it went
through just fine.
Only snafu's during the process was one of the screws got a little
bent and I tried to straighten it, but rather than risk breaking it,
I just said the nutz with it. The other one is that scratch
on the back of the tote, which was from the split nut screwdriver going
a slide while taking it apart. Part of the patina now.
I did run a piece of 150 grit paper lightly through the blade kerf
in the tote to get some of the rust out. I carefully deepened the
slots on the nuts a wee bit. And I did open the holes in the
blade just a touch to allow the screws to go through without having
to force them. The tote is on tight. Total time was
about an hour and a 1/2.
Ain't for sale, so don't even ask
Last Updated 3/20/2007
Copyright 2007 Anthony V. Seo