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by Gavin Longrain
August 18th, 2020, 1:45 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON fleam of 5 degrees? slope 45 degrees?
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 468

fleam of 5 degrees? slope 45 degrees?

What fleam angle do you file at? What slope angle? 20200817_172025.jpg Here is my current set up with a vise sloping at 45° and only 5° fleam. And it works just fine. I hold file horizontal i.e. parallel to ground and parallel with the lines on fleam board. 20200817_144243.jpg I had been filing at 1...
by Gavin Longrain
August 11th, 2020, 2:00 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON pls comment on this Great American filing system
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 4010

Re: pls comment on this Great American filing system

I have now filed lots of the Great American. My experience is here: https://www.shedtherapy.com/create-tooth-geometry-on-great-american-saw/ Whilst GA saws cut at half the speed of a well-tuned raker saw they are much less than half the effort to maintain. If you run a raker through dirty wood you c...
by Gavin Longrain
June 27th, 2020, 2:03 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON D Handle
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 5571

Re: D Handle

Here is blog of my process:
https://www.shedtherapy.com/making-d-handles/

I attach a template for the D handle
D handle large.pdf
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z five handles drying (1).jpg
d drill 26 mm Ø hole (1).jpg
h handle in jig for bandsawing slot (1).jpg
by Gavin Longrain
June 21st, 2020, 11:58 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON pls comment on this Great American filing system
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 4010

Re: pls comment on this Great American filing system

Fleam angles - 5 - 15 degrees.pdf
Fleam: 5°, 10°, 15°
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Fleam angles - 35 -45 degrees.pdf
Fleam: 35°, 40°, 45°
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Fleam angles - 20 - 30 degrees.pdf
Fleam: 20°, 25°, 30°
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by Gavin Longrain
May 26th, 2020, 4:13 am
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON DIY rip saw #3
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1287

Re: DIY rip saw #3

Sumnergeo writes: I have been "ripping" a number of pecan logs and my procedure is to cut an inch or so into the butt with a 3-ft crosscut then split with wedges then draw knife and plane to get planks. He could also try a froe and cleaving brake. That allows a degree of control as to where the spli...
by Gavin Longrain
May 26th, 2020, 3:30 am
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON DIY rip saw #3
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1287

Re: DIY rip saw #3

By straight teeth I meant - and apologise I was not clear - that the tooth line is straight. This has a curved tooth line which I now know is less effective at ripping than a straight one.
by Gavin Longrain
May 14th, 2020, 2:29 pm
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON DIY rip saw #3
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1287

DIY rip saw #3

cross cut peg tooth saw before conversion.jpg
before
pitsaw ready for ripping.jpg
after
pitsaw and chainsaw files.jpg
the files I used
pitsaw and chainsaw files.jpg (96.65 KiB) Viewed 1285 times
For the full story, click here:

https://www.shedtherapy.com/crosscut-sa ... -3-to-rip/
by Gavin Longrain
April 21st, 2020, 2:11 am
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON DIY rip saw - and it works ☺
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 801

DIY rip saw - and it works ☺

20200416_200431.jpg 20200416_211813.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qWyhgG25_U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m61fllZSrGI I filed this from a 3 foot old junker. Pitch 22 mm, set 15 thou, gullets 12 mm deep, hook angle ( some call this 'negative rake') 5 degrees, clearance angle 10 degrees.
by Gavin Longrain
April 21st, 2020, 2:03 am
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON New Pit Saws
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 4221

Re: New Pit Saws

How did you find this saw in use? I bought one of theirs but sold it on because I had no pit.
The man who bought it found the saw very aggressive i.e. hungry and tiring for the sawyers.