Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Saw Point

As a teenager, I was pretty handy in manual arts, both woodwork and metalwork.  I remember once I left high school pricing the odd tools for handyman jobs both at my parents' house and my own projects, and one of the more highly priced (and prized) of my hand tools was a Disston foxtail saw.  Back then I didn't know the background or the history of Disston saws, I just knew that they were one of the better quality saws available, they were imported from "overseas," and I saved a few weeks before I could buy mine.

Now the back story is filled in for me, by this short story and the lovely slideshow of pictures, of the history of Disston Saw Works in Philadelphia.

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