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    Rather than try to reinvent the wheel I though that I would ask for your thoughts or suggestions for a wall mounted storage method for my handsaws. A google search came up with numerous ideas and I quite liked this one. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...56Xo1-zaKH1d2N

    Has anyone tried this? What are your thoughts?
    Happy to listen to any and all inputs.
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    Haven't tried or seen this method before. It looks good though. I chose to build a small wall mounted saw till for my workshop.
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    Mine isn't pretty, and I want to do something else, but it is simple and functional. My one restored saw however hangs in a hook separately, because it's special.



    I'm am watching this thread eagerly to see what others have done.

    Lance

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    Lance, nice simple design. Being forgetful, I think I would find myself bent over below the saws and forget they are there and cut my head open on the way back up!
    Cheers Cal

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    Hpf

    Much is going to depend on the number of saws we are going to store. 5, 10, 20, 50, 100? I think the U tube vid idea is quite good, but I am not sure I would like to put "good" saws to the test on it.

    Lance

    That favourite is looking awfully like a Disston D17, but maybe not a full size handsaw?

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    Thanks Paul, unlike you my collection is most modest, probably 6 or 7 and none of them valuable other than for sentimental reasons. The concept looks good and there were multiple versions on the net so there might be something to it. I would like to hear from someone who has proved or disproved the design though.

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    It's a neat & simple idea, but I think I'd be putting any saws in with the teeth facing the wall (as he did with his back-saws), or like Bushmiller, I fear I would soon have a few extra & permanent parts in what's left of my hair!

    Depends where you live, but down here on the coastal plain of S.E. Qld., where we have humid summers (or we used to!), rust is a problem if you leave any shiny steel object out in the open like that. Fine wood dust gets everywhere, and wood being hygroscopic, it absorbs moisture & accelerates the rusting. (I have a constant battle with my tablesaw top!).

    I keep some of my saws in the doors of my main tool cupboard: Left door.jpg Right door.jpg

    Way, way back when I built that cupboard, it held all my saws, but there have been one or two additions since then () so I built another cupboard for the 'overflow': Saw cupboard.jpg

    Plus there's a couple many more in drawers because they don't have anywhere else to live, (perhaps you can have too many saws!?). I keep trying to cull them to a more sensibly-sized flock, but just as I decide one is not earning its keep, some job will pop up & it'll be just the perfect saw for it, so it goes back on the 'keep' list.

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    That is disgustingly neat and tidy, Ian! You set a bad example for all ....



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    Quote Originally Posted by derekcohen View Post
    That is disgustingly neat and tidy, Ian! You set a bad example for all ....
    Hmmm, I don't think you'd say that if you saw my shed when I left it this evening, Derek. I've got several projects on the go at once, in between major cleaning up of our two acres of backyard that have gone rampant due to neglect over the last 18 months because f a crook shoulder. I can't remember when I last glimpsed the actual surface of my bench....

    I think I set a bad example whichever way you look at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    Lance, nice simple design. Being forgetful, I think I would find myself bent over below the saws and forget they are there and cut my head open on the way back up!
    Yes, that is a potential hazard, though it is above a drawer unit at the moment, so there's no bending down under it. More of a stretch and tiptoe to reach for a saw.



    Less than ideal accessibility is another reason my oft used tenon saw hangs separately where I can reach it with ease.



    Paul, I have no idea what model the saw is. It was passed down from my grandfather to father to me. It got a large crack under my dad's custodianship, so he trimmed the end so that it remained usable.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    Depends where you live, but down here on the coastal plain of S.E. Qld., where we have humid summers (or we used to!), rust is a problem if you leave any shiny steel object out in the open like that.
    You're not wrong Ian! I was astounded at the difference when we're moved from Brisbane to Hobart. I need to make an effort for rust to develop on my tools here.

    Back to the point at hand, if you live in a rust prone area, I'd imagine you would want some form of closable storage.

    Kind regards,
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    Speaking of rust, Paul Sellars' blog this past week had a link to his video on his rag oil can. It looks like a great idea. I have made one and just need to impregnate the material with oil which I will start tomorrow.

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    Lance

    It is a Disston D17 Double Duty saw. The conventional teeth at the front have been cut off.

    Online Reference of Disston Saws -- D-17 Saws

    As it was only made in a 26" length, you can tell how much was cut off because of the damage.

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    That saw looks a bit like some of the old horses I've seen, Lance - in dire need of some intensive dental work! I've never tried to sharpen one myself, but I think Paul posted on re-gulleting & sharpening one a while back. Looks like a job to put aside for a long, rainy afternoon....

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for that Paul and Ian.

    I'll start a new thread, lest I drag this one further from the initial intent, as I'm still keen to see others' saw storage solutions, as is Huon Pine Fan, no doubt.

    Kind regards,
    Lance

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