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by whirlibird
August 27th, 2019, 8:25 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 289

Re: Help with this Disston one-man

I purchased the 1911 catalog and scanned that page for you. I see there are now folks advertising to sell electronic copies of that catalog for $15. I have collected catalogs to help me identify saw make and model and maybe determine age. Some of the age can be determined by the etch style as seen ...
by whirlibird
August 20th, 2019, 6:48 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 289

Re: Help with this Disston one-man

Yes, the PATENT GROUND is very visible. :) From my further cleaning with pumice stone, I can see more of the etch more distinctly, although most is still a bit light. Tonight I do see a faint marking above that "might" be EXTRA, but can't read all of it. I don't see any etch below PENNSYLVANIA. It i...
by whirlibird
August 20th, 2019, 12:07 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 289

Re: Help with this Disston one-man

My guess would be a Disston No 2 as seen in the clip shot from the 1911 catalog. Note the etch matches from what I can tell with your picture. The catalog graphic does not show a model number (or name) in the etch. Most of the Disston etches have the name or model number directly under the icon but...
by whirlibird
August 16th, 2019, 4:37 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 289

Re: Help with this Disston one-man

:oops: Well I have to admit, I had a couple of things in my original post that were not correct. As I took pictures last night, I discovered a couple of things. First, the saw is 4-1/2 feet in length along the straight back, not 5 feet. The number of cutting teeth at the end is 17 before the first r...
by whirlibird
August 15th, 2019, 11:16 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 289

Re: Help with this Disston one-man

Thank you for the suggestion on taking the pictures outside. Hopefully I can do so this evening. The pic I posted was pretty large file, so tried to crop it down to a manageable size to not time-out during the upload.
by whirlibird
August 14th, 2019, 9:28 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 289

Help with this Disston one-man

Been a while since I have posted. I recently obtained a couple saws, one of which is a 5 foot Disston one-man with a western style handle. There are holes for what I guess would match a D handle. Unfortunately the previous owner had begun cleaning up in a circular pattern with steel wool. Either tha...
by whirlibird
April 22nd, 2017, 7:07 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Real loggers use V8's
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2361

Re: Real loggers use V8's

Looks like the video is gone. :( Some message about a copyright displays.

Brian
by whirlibird
December 16th, 2016, 6:12 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Worn raker gauges.
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 5383

Re: Worn raker gauges.

That's how Dolly teaches raker filing. Not all raker gauges have flat shoes either. Sight down the shoes and often they are tipped one way or the other. When the shoes are so far out of square that you can see it visually, you'll be measurably off from one side to the other. I like holding my raker...
by whirlibird
December 15th, 2016, 9:55 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Worn raker gauges.
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 5383

Re: Worn raker gauges.

Another option that I was taught is to only do one side of the rakers, turn the tool to the other side of the saw and file the matching raker on the set. So that way you only use one "end" of the filing plate to reduce the chance of filing the rakers to different height from a crooked filing plate. ...
by whirlibird
November 25th, 2016, 11:04 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON My New Sawing Partner - A Rubber Bungee
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 10590

Re: My New Sawing Partner - A Rubber Bungee

Thank you Jim for posting the picture. I will have to keep an eye out for something like that to use. Seems like many times that would work more easily than a springy stick, but maybe not. Just in the last couple of months I can think of several times a rubber man would have been helpful. I am not a...