Lee Valley Tools    Woodworking Newsletter
   Vol. 5, Issue 5
   May 2011
 
   What Is It?
 

What Is It?
This tool has none of the pretentious trappings normally found with a more intricate assembly. At 6" long with an overall height of 5", it is finely constructed from some type of rosewood. It is more than just a quick "one off" made on a whim. The diamond escutcheons for the screws that hold the two pieces together, the front wear plate and the vertical guide plate are all made of brass. The anvil and punch are steel and in both cases, provisions have been made to allow for versatility. With the anvil, two different bevels have been filed to give two different offsets. With the punch or sticking tool, each side has a different configuration to accommodate different tooth patterns.

Tool disassembled   Punch

Punch
The tool disassembled   Punches

The item is no doubt modelled after a commercial hammer or punch-type saw set, perhaps seen in a catalog or in a co-worker's tool chest. The craftsperson who made this tool was obviously well trained and committed to producing work of the highest standard. This style of saw set was somewhat popular in Europe during the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
 
 
         
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