This was a snaggle toothed old lady. Peg teeth, cows and calves, hollow in the center, she had all sorts of problems. Instead of woodworking and finishing the carving on the ball and claw feet, I have been doing some saw restoration over the last week or so. Today I finished up an old Richardson Bros #7.
I should have taken a picture of the teeth before I jointed, but I forgot. Here is a shot right after jointing. The Red is Dykem layout fluid which aids in filling by allowing you to see where you have filed and where you haven’t. As you can see, these teeth are a real mess.
After many rounds of jointing and filling, things started looking a bit better. The old gullets are still there and make the teeth look really wonky!
I must have lost a 1/4″ of saw plate due to the massive hollow in the center of the tooth line. This one must have been sharpened many times without jointing. After a few more rounds of jointing and filling, things are looking better, but the old gullets are still there.
I was pretty happy with the way this one came out. There are still two or three teeth with evidence of the old gullets (the red line is pointing to one), but they are far enough from the cutting edge, that I decided to call it good. The next sharpening will take care of them. This one is 6ppi, and I sharpened it rip with 6 degrees of rake.
Most of the original finish on the handle was shot, so I stripped it and refinished it with a bit of boiled linseed oil and a couple of light coats of blond shellac. The upper horn was broken, so I repaired it with a bit of beech form an old dog meat moulding plane.
I am really happy with the repair, I used some gel stain and shellac to color it.
A light etch,but still legible.
Richardson Bros, is one of my favorite makers, this one is going into the till.
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