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Hand Saw....Questions

Discussion in 'Open Bar!' started by twood, Oct 27, 2019.


  1. twood

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    I am doing a hand saw for a big family Christmas gift exchange. We are suppose to make something for the same gender. The gifts are put together, then you go and pick one. I guess we are allowed to steal something that another has opened...
    The picture is going to be this...well as close as I can...lol
    65600925-classic-car-show-victoria-bc-canada (2).jpg
    I found a used one at a second hand store for$5. I was not going to pay $40 for a new one, as the limit is $10. I know I will be way over that in supplies alone, but, hey...go big or go home...lol
    My questions are...
    1- The wood handle is in ok shape, but not close to perfect. Should I sand it and paint it black, or paint a wood grain on it, or leave it as it is to give it a rustic feel....The handle is off, so I can do it separate.
    2- I have prepped the side I am painting. Should I paint the back black or leave it natural steel, again, for more of a rustic look.

    I am not sure if someone would think...Oh, a used saw.....
    Thanx
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    I would sand the handle and leave the back of the saw metal
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    Leave it as is , Start out by just clearing the entire thing to keep the patina and it also saves on sanding time . Then paint the picture. and nope they will not saw oh look a used saw they will say F-ing ah I got a killer piece of art.
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    Yup, rustic and natural!!!


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    It depends on the concept.
    If you're going to paint those shiny polished cars as is, that rustic feel would be strange:)
    If you're going to make the cars looking weathered, then leave your saw as is.
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    Are you using waterbase paint.? If so make sure to degrease it as most old saws have had oil applied to them and your paint won't stick worth a crap! I have one that I've tried about everything I know but the paint still peels off it due to oil in the steel, next thing I'm going to do is heat it up and pull the oil out and see if that will work? I hope so
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    Thanx for the info..I heard that too, and was hoping this wasn't the case...
    I cleaned and degreased it really well, sanded with 220 grit, and used an etching primer. I let that dry and used box tape, The stickiest stuff i have, and did a tape test.....I then used Createx white sealer after scuffing with a red scotchbrite. I did another tape test and everything is adhering...
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    Thanx for all the suggestions. I have decided to leave the back metal and the handle in the original finish. I just gave the handle a good cleaning and a light scuff to clean it up. I did finish the painting. I might start another thread with the few pics I did take on the process...First attempt at cars, so it does have my twist...lol It was definitely a learning experience...
    IMG_4551 (3).JPG
    I had to dull down the brightness a bit on the picture to show the yellow car better. My iphone has a tough time with yellows....
    Not my best but I think it will look ok hanging on a wall...and I hope whoever grabs it at the exchange likes cars..lollollol
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    Looks great like to see the whole saw, I'm a woodgrain kind of guy but since you left some bare metal the rustic look would fit.
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    Here is a pic of the finished saw...
    IMG_4567 (2).JPG
    I started a different thread with the results and a short video
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    Great work Tony, I was going to say clear the bare metal but i've not been around so Its already been said, i was going to suggest sanding the handle and oiling it but it looks good as is.

    Lee
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    Thanx...I just left the back as metal. It is like a stainless so no rust...
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