Thursday, January 31, 2019
New Handle for an Old Saw
This Henry Disston saw plate with an inchworm name stamp and the initials H.D. (for Henry Disston) stamped on the heel needed a new handle. I figure the saw dates to the early 1850s and was probably made by old Henry himself. I made the new handle out of figured Norway maple that I cut on my sawmill three years ago. I think Henry would approve of how it turned out.