Here are the last of today's photos. These 2 pieces come from Lunenburg County. The oxblood finish on the frame saw is typical of the finish used on wooden tools and sometimes furniture in this area. I have a big carpenter's chest with the same finish.
There was a thread about building a wooden saw vise here not too long ago. I would be happy to provide measurements and detailed photos for anyone interested in reproducing this vise. The detail shows the fox-wedged through tenon construction and one of the iron thumbscrews - good luck finding a thumbscrew this size!
I'm not entirely sure of the function of the frame saw. It's got 7 tpi with no set at all. It's filed right across like a ripsaw. Its use was the subject of speculation at the auction. Someone said it was an ice saw - but he wasn't too sure of himself. The width of the frame and the lack of set in the teeth make this plausible, but I'm open to other opinions.
The 2 details show one of the pegged through-tenon joints and a hand-forged wingnut. Jr, what do you think of this guy's work ?