This is a
close-up of the handle, you can easily see the damage to the
upper horn but the damage to the bottom is smaller and less
The saw also
didn't have a medallion having instead a washer with some tacks
thru it and a regular bolt and nut. For these reasons I wasn't
hesitant about replacing the handle on this saw. It just so
happened that I had received a handle blank from Scott
Grandstaff in a surprise package exchange. I decided to put it
on this little Disston...
Okay, back to
the repair; I decided to use a couple of pieces from a Disston
handle from the same period.
The handle was
from a large Disston D8 that had been purchased with the
intention of being a sacrificial saw; donating it's saw nuts to
other saws, it's blade to be scraper stock, and it's handle for
just this purpose.
would repair the upper horn by cutting it off and gluing on
a piece large enough to be shaped.