The handle had lost most of its original lacquer, the blade was loose in the handle, but the steel itself looked fine.
The handle is originally attached to the blade by means of some large rivets. Technically I could just have smacked them with a hammer and have fixed the blade a bit better, but I wanted to remove the blade completely and than I would make a different system.
To remove the rivets, I drilled a hole down the the centre of them, and progressively increasing the size of the drill until the shaft of the rivet broke.
I sanded the handle lightly and added some oil to it. I used a mixture of tung oil and orange oil that I had left from a previous project. The oil was added using a Scotch brite pad and wiped off after a little while.
The saw blade was cleaned using some fine sandpaper and some emery cloth. I didn't want to ruin the etching on the side, so I didn't go all wild with the job of shining the blade up.
The set of the teeth was fine, and the saw blade was straight, so I just filed the teeth. 2 light strokes per tooth was all it took to make it nice and sharp. I went for a rip tooth, but with a small angle, so technically I suppose it is a cross cut. I guess the angle is around 80 degrees.
The toothing is 10 PPI, which is a bit coarser than my Flinn Garlick tenon saw (13 TPI), but I think it will be fine for softwood.
For attaching the handle, I made some saw nuts out of brass on my metal lathe. I designed them so that the shaft of the nut would fit perfectly in the elongated slots of the blade. That way the blade wouldn't just be held in place by the pressure of the handle.
For screws I opted for using some 5 mm carriage bolts. They have a 13 mm head that looks a bit like the head of the original rivets.
After assembling the saw, I tested it on a piece of larch, and it makes a nice cut. All that is left is to come up with a project where I can use the saw.
Die kleine Säge in die Werkzeugkiste war nicht ein Zinksäge sondern ein Zapfsäge.
Ich habe der Handgriff geschliffen und leicht einölt. Ich habe ein Mischung von Tungöl und Orangenöl verwendet.
Das Sägeblatt war leicht mit Schleifpapier gereinigt.
Am Drehbank habe ich zwei neue Muttern aus Messing gemacht.
Die Zahnung ist 10 TPI (ist das ZPZ = Zähne pro Zoll in Deutsch?).
Disassembled tenon saw.
Handle before sanding.
Sawblade, back, rivets (drilled out), handle.
Etching on the sawblade
Sandvik No 761 Tenon saw
Sandvik No 761 Tenon saw