Forget Nibs, the Real underbelly Mystery of old Saws is...
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Time after time after time....

A beautiful vintage saw tote, in Apple or Beech, has highly smoothed finishes everywhere,  EXCEPT, underneath the lower horn.   They almost always look like they're straight off the bandsaw in that spot.

WHY?   Smile
Chris
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  Re: Forget Nibs, the Real underbelly Mystery of old Saws is... by C. in Indy (Time after time afte...)
The same reason that the backs of furniture are left rough, you don't see it and it doesn't matter. Saws were a high volume production item and they only paid attention to what mattered. Nowadays, when you pay $200 or more for a newly manufactured handsaw, you expect perfection.
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  Re: RE: Forget Nibs, the Real underbelly Mystery of old Saws is... by Admiral (The same reason that...)
(10-05-2019, 10:27 AM)Admiral Wrote: The same reason that the backs of furniture are left rough, you don't see it and it doesn't matter.  Saws were a high volume production item and they only paid attention to what mattered.  Nowadays, when you pay $200 or more for a newly manufactured handsaw, you expect perfection.
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You could even say that to some folks these days,, looks are just as important as performance Crazy Big Grin
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