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An early pair of Norse Woodsmith saws for sale

General:

I see there is an early pair of Norse Woodsmith saws for sale on ebay (thanks for pointing them out to me, Marv!).  I am not the one selling them, the original owner is..

These were one of the first sets I ever made, you can tell by the hand-stamped logo:

I think they would be from either the second or third batch of saws I made.  After that, I started using a custom made logo stamp, and brass split nuts rather than the Great Neck brand saw screws on these.

The short one is a 6" saw, patterned after an old English saw I found once upon a time.

It will be interesting to see what they go for.  Bid early!  Bid often!  I might have to bid on them myself, I didn't keep any for me...

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I searched in my books, in my files and on the web a confirmation to the method I described, both for saws and for thread, but I've not found it.

So, evidently, I have dreamed it.
At this point, instead of calling it correct or standard, we have to call it a imperfectly creative approach. :-)
 
Best regards,
Andrea

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I would definitely go out of my way to save some of your own for yourself... It's probably the biggest mistake I made.  I do have one, an 8" saw, that I kept that is near to the same vintage as these in the auction are, but I always wished I'd kept a couple more.  

BTW, I don't think that any of mine compare to the work you guys are doing today.. Great work!

Leif

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Hi Leif,

 
thank you! Did you know that 50% of my knoledge about sawmaking is from your page? That's a fact. 
 
49 % from Ray Gardiners backsaw.net, Mike Wenzloff and a German Forum and 1% I found out myself. 
 
So whenever you see a TLT, there's a lot of your work in it.
 
Best wishes 
Pedder

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That's definitely cool to hear - thanks, Pedder!

I'm reminded of a joke dad used to tell me - note, this is just a joke, and I'm not applying to anyone, but I've always thought it humorous:

"Stupid kid.  Taught him everything I know and he still doesn't know a Go$$@##ed thing...."

Keep up the good work!

For those not in the know, Pedder is half of the team that makes up Two Lawyers Toolworks:

 

That, my friends - is a true piece of artwork!

I also follow Pedder's blog on Norse Woodsmith:

http://norsewoodsmith.com/aggregator/sources/43

http://pedder-altedamenauskiel.blogspot.com/

To even be compared to someone that can produce that kind of craftsmanship is an honor...

 

Leif

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Both saws are really great pieces of an art being lost on today's mechanical society.  The saws went for $140.

 
I don't do anything for woodworking, but have a dream of some day having a wood shop after the kids are gone and learning the craft.  I've got a good instructor in dad.
 
Thanks Leif
 
Dan