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by Jim_Thode
December 9th, 2020, 12:17 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Screw in log
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 313

Re: Screw in log

I've never hit anything with a crosscut but have with other saws. The worst was a hard 1/2" steel ball bearing emended in a log that I hit with a chainsaw. It turned out that some kids have made a homemade gun had shot the ball bearing into the tree, 50 years ago. Of course I've also found that a gl...
by Jim_Thode
November 28th, 2020, 7:32 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Identification help
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 515

Re: Identification help

Melvyn,
You may want to look though the old saw catalogs at:
https://crosscutsawyer.com/viewforum.php?f=7

Many manufactures made similar saws.
by Jim_Thode
August 18th, 2020, 6:43 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON fleam of 5 degrees? slope 45 degrees?
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 781

Re: fleam of 5 degrees? slope 45 degrees?

I've never filed a great american but I'd guess just like other tooth patterns the ideal angles would vary depending on a whole bunch of things. Like the size of log, dry or green/wet wood, hardwood or soft wood, the size of the saw, is it a user saw or a competition/speed saw, one or two sawyers, a...
by Jim_Thode
July 28th, 2020, 6:46 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Thumbnail for pics.
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 903

Re: Thumbnail for pics.

Welcome Tipperman. There is no special app to open the photos. Some photos are linked from outside sources and if those sources change or are deleted the images will not show up here. There are two ways to share photos here. One is to post the photo onto the forum and there are restrictions on size....
by Jim_Thode
June 29th, 2020, 7:03 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Need help identifying and restoring my first saws
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1097

Re: Need help identifying and restoring my first saws

In a nutshell I believe that the advantage of a vintage M tooth is that they are easier to sharpen. The disadvantage is that they may not cut quite as fast as a peg and raker. Modern M tooth saws are a different story, https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm05232320/index.htm From the Crosscut S...
by Jim_Thode
June 28th, 2020, 6:57 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Need help identifying and restoring my first saws
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1097

Re: Need help identifying and restoring my first saws

You are correct the saw on the left is a drag saw blade. You would need an engine powered drag saw to use it as designed. As: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XtxBUqJ3Xw The center saw looks like it may be worn out and may not be worth the effort to put to use. The M tooth maybe could be restored to...
by Jim_Thode
May 6th, 2020, 6:29 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Crosscut Saw certification
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2434

Re: Crosscut Saw certification

For first aid CPR you should be able to do that online. There are several option available. I've did that in the past and now they have said they would accept it.
by Jim_Thode
May 5th, 2020, 8:27 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Crosscut Saw certification
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2434

Re: Crosscut Saw certification

At least on the west coast certifications that were due to be renewed were extended one year due to the pandemic. I don't know of that would help you out on the east coast.
by Jim_Thode
April 26th, 2020, 10:54 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Homemade Dial Set Gauge
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 18374

Re: Homemade Dial Set Gauge

Trilliumrock,

Two things:
1.
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2. I have some more scraps of the I section if you need a piece.

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Jim
by Jim_Thode
April 23rd, 2020, 8:00 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1579

Re: Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!

No matter what you do, drying and shrinking of wood handles can be a problem with different environmental conditions. Different seasons of the year and different locations can cause problems. My reliable solution is to treat the handle in the eye with something that will swell the wood and will not ...