Carr Woodhouse & Carr

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by kiwi, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. kiwi

    kiwi Most Valued Member

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    Just picked up a nice old 8 inch dovetail saw by Carr Woodhouse & Carr, thin blade and fine 19ppi teeth.
    There's a chip out of the top horn, the blade has a slight wave in it (that might be corrected by adjusting the position of the back), and its not particularly sharp, but still in relatively good condition for a 200 year old saw.
    I'll give it a bit of a clean up, and think about whether I want to do more ( so little time, and so many saws !)

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  2. David

    David Most Valued Member

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    A lovely saw, in surprisingly good shape. It should be a pleasure to use. Once or twice.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Most Valued Member

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    Rob
    Yup, a bit of a back adjustment, some minor rust scraping to get the new rust off, a touch up on the teeth and a healthy dusting of wax. Such a beautiful thing and will be a joy to use if only "once or twice".
    enjoy.
    Joe S.
     
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  4. kiwi

    kiwi Most Valued Member

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    Gave it a superficial cleaning to make it look prettier, touched up the teeth with a needle file, the back didn't move so I've left it for the time being without resorting to penetrating oil soaking and a bigger hammer :).
    Tried a cut; fast cutting, but I need to add set to the teeth before it will be a joy to use (but working on 19ppi teeth is difficult for these old eyes !)

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  5. ray

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    Amazing condition for it's age, very rarely do you see that much blade left after 200 years.

    I'm curious as to the blade thickness, I'd hazard a guess at 15 thou.

    Regards
    Ray
     
  6. kiwi

    kiwi Most Valued Member

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    Yes Ray, the blade is about 15 thou thick. (I have a couple of other old (1800s) dovetail saws with this thin plate, but most of them are 5-10 thou thicker)