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by Jim_Thode
July 28th, 2020, 6:46 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Thumbnail for pics.
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 199

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 511

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 511

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 1150

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 1150

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 16680

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 1002

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 ...
by Jim_Thode
April 19th, 2020, 10:37 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Serrations in teeth
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 965

Re: Serrations in teeth

I don't know about serrations on saw cutter teeth. Serrated edges are blades that have some kind of toothed or saw-like edge ground into the cutting surface. These are intended to be used much like a small saw with a back-and-forth motion. With more blunt cutters and very springy wood maybe the serr...
by Jim_Thode
April 15th, 2020, 6:25 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Serrations in teeth
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 965

Re: Serrations in teeth

I believe that were filed with a double cut file. A double cut file may cut faster but the surface is not as smooth as a single cut file. I don't know of any experienced files that do that intentionally. Single-cut files have a single row of diagonal teeth. These teeth run parallel to each other and...
by Jim_Thode
April 2nd, 2020, 6:50 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 11103

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

......Many of the rakers were higher than the cutters. It makes no sense! Bob Bob, I often see saws with the rakers much higher then they should be and believe there are two reasons for that. 1. The cutters dull and wear down much faster then the rakers. At least for swaged raker, they wear very li...