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by MNSHIELD
October 18th, 2022, 4:03 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4797

Re: Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13

I just had to say thanks to all the folks here pitching in their knowledge and experience. I don't know how many time I read and re-read all these threads and I still pick up things I missed. It might just be that when I first read the post I wasn't at a point in my saw filing that the info was rele...
by MNSHIELD
September 2nd, 2022, 4:00 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1311

Re: 2 man saw storage?

Update on the final saw storage rack.

I reused material from my home remodel that always seems to be going on.

Over all height 6 feet 4 inches and 39 wide and holds 37 saws.
I built it stong enough to hang, and I could stand on it.

Mnshield
by MNSHIELD
July 3rd, 2022, 12:37 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1311

Re: 2 man saw storage?

Thanks for the ideas! I am now planning to build a hybridized style of some of the original saw filers shacks, PATCsayer's, and a gun rack. The whole thing needs to be able to be moved eventually. I now have a plan and will post some pictures when I get it finished. I realize now that those two pict...
by MNSHIELD
July 2nd, 2022, 4:53 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 784

Re: Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA

Sounds like a great opertunity and experience. That is a beautiful place. The 325 was probably great in those conditions to allow for wedge work in the complex binds I am assumimg you had. Nothing better the a trusty jersey! Thanks for sharing your experience. If you were to go back what would you c...
by MNSHIELD
June 15th, 2022, 5:10 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1311

2 man saw storage?

Hey folks, With as much knowledge and quantity of saw owned by individuals in this community, we must have some good ideas on how to store multiple saw. Old saw filer shacks show most saws stood on end with teeth to the wall and sometimes teeth out. Saws hung on nails only takes a person so far befo...
by MNSHIELD
January 9th, 2022, 10:50 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Western style crosscut saw temper?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1461

Re: Western style crosscut saw temper?

I finished the 6' craftsman big timber today. Over all it had a lower temper. The other thing I noticed was the width of the teeth are not uniform. Some are wide and some fairly narrow all in the same set, and is that way throughout the saw. Test cuts were great in a soft hard wood and a pine log. T...
by MNSHIELD
January 6th, 2022, 1:36 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Western style crosscut saw temper?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1461

Re: Western style crosscut saw temper?

Thanks for the reply!

As soon as I started jointing the saw I could tell it did not have a high temper. Same with shapeing the rakers. No worries. This is my first western style saw to file so it will be a good one to work through not working about temper along with the thicker plate.

Mnshield
by MNSHIELD
January 4th, 2022, 1:23 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Western style crosscut saw temper?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1461

Western style crosscut saw temper?

I know eastern style (tab ends) saws temper can very greatly within a manufacture like Simonds. Some hardware models like craftsman or some olen bishop saws are very soft temper. I have two, what appear to be hardware lines of western style saw. Do western saw share the same traits in varing degrees...
by MNSHIELD
August 31st, 2021, 4:11 pm
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON Show us your axe!
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2786

Re: Show us your axe!

Sumnergeo,
I can see how the fiskars are are nice and those handles are bomb proof!

I have the splitting face Gerber and have split alot ( maybe 100+-) cords of wood with it. In oak to pine and the handle is as good as new. If it ever breaks I will by a new one the same day.
by MNSHIELD
August 31st, 2021, 4:05 pm
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON Show us your axe!
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2786

Re: Show us your axe!

DucksinOR ,

I think that is a Jersey style even though the lugs are rounded. Jersey seams to be a catch all for axe heads with lugs. They're several specific patter names that also have lugs, all with a little different head shape.

If anyone elts has some insite please chime in.