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Offline James Wilson Everett

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Nice Old Saw
« on: September 05, 2020, 05:19:28 PM »

I really love old tools that were (or could have been) used in an 18th c. gunsmith shop.  Here is a nice old bow saw that I feel certain was used in the Jacob Dickert shop!

A rather small bow saw with a simple center bar that was obviously hand whittled from hickory.  Over the years the end braces have taken a set which was fixed by the smith adding two wooden washers behind the tension screw, you can see the bend in the left side brace.  Speaking of the tension screw: I am often asked to give my opinion on "is this really original and old, or is it new and made to appear original and old.  One thing I try to check is the thread size and form.  If the thread is exactly an 8-32, it shows a new made part that has been "aged".  On this saw the tension screw is 0.193 - 23 tpi, so I feel sure it is really original and old.


Offline Marcruger

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Re: Nice Old Saw
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 08:37:44 PM »
A beautiful old saw that I wish could talk.  Thank you for showing it to us.  God Bless,   Marc

Offline wormey

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Re: Nice Old Saw
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 04:26:36 AM »
Yep, that`s a Dickert for sure! ;)