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A restored but still old hand saw is painted with a colorful fall country farm scene. Yellows, oranges and rust colored hues define autumn leaves on a forest of trees surrounding an old barn and outbuilding. It must be early morning because the sun is just beginning to light up the trees, and a mist is descending from the rolling hills. A broken down wooden split rail fence surrounds the buildings. Where is that farmer?

The blade itself is approx 16" long with the handle extending beyond the blade for a total of 17" on your wall, and at the highest point the handle plus blade is 5" high.

The wooden handle is lovingly stripped, sanded and rubbed gently with 5 coats of linseed oil to make it look like new again. It has a "Superior" Medallion, although I am not sure if this was on the original saw. I make these from rusty old junk saws I find at yard sales and swap meets, which have to be sanded, stripped, sealed with a rust preventative and then painted. I now have a collection of medallions, handles, blades and screws that I compile for a finished piece which then gets the acrylic paint of an appropriate scene. Then several final coats of varnish, usually matte or satin, are applied to preserve the finish of the painting on the blade. Oh, and I also paint the back to assure that rust will not reappear at a later date. Finally we attach the handle.

The handle on this one is particularly beautiful even with numerous hairline cracks horizontally. (Gives it "character.") It has the traditional "wheat pattern" carved into the surface of the wood.

This piece of folk art would be particularly impressive in a country living room or mountain cabin. Is it tole painting? Decorative art? Fine art? Vintage? I know if I painted it on a canvas it would be "art" but I love these old found treasures, and have enjoyed bringing them to life in a new reincarnation. -- Penny

Old Barn and Outbuilding, Fall Country Scene, Acrylic on 17.5" Saw


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: old metal hand saw with wooden handle, acrylic paint, varnish
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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