Melvin London Dovetail Saw

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by MountainAsh, Jun 5, 2022.

  1. MountainAsh

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    Hi all. I have just begun fixing up a little dovetail saw, purchased recently on Ebay. As alluded to in the title, it has "Melvin London" stamped in the steel back. It is 8" long and 2" high. Two brass split nuts and a high hung open beech handle. Blade needs little work to get it going (just a full joint, set and sharpen) and handle has been scraped of all original finish, lightly sanded and currently soaking up my BLO/turpentine oil/poly mix. Can anyone fill me in on the maker? Thanks
     
  2. Joe S

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  3. MountainAsh

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    Here is a photo. Handle back on and saw sharpened. Very quick to file, had to be careful not to cut too deep. No set at all but bound in the cut quickly. Added some set and snapped a tooth. Cuts a little aggressively now. I will try filing down the sides. Great link Joe. Thank you 20220609_100438.jpg
     
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