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by Jim_Thode
November 7th, 2022, 9:02 pm
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON A ripsaw conversion candidate?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 118

Re: A ripsaw conversion candidate?

Because of the overall shape of the teeth and the shape of the points of the teeth I would call that a rip saw as it is. Just may need to be sharpened a little to be serviceable.
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by Jim_Thode
June 18th, 2022, 6:02 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1347

Re: 2 man saw storage?

I also noticed whiskers on one side of each noodle which I interpret to mean that the rakers are a skosh higher on that side, maybe only .004" below the cutters. Or, the cutters are slightly shorter on one side. I believe the reason some noodles show whiskers on one side is not because there is som...
by Jim_Thode
June 16th, 2022, 8:47 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1347

Re: 2 man saw storage?

For active storage where you need to have ready access to any one saw all the time it is hard to beat the classic method: Saw Shack.jpg For easier and more efficient use of space that is not as accessible, just a single nail on a wall can hold several saws. If they are sharp the teeth can be alterna...
by Jim_Thode
May 1st, 2022, 10:34 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Warren Miller's Setting Anvils
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1066

Re: Warren Miller's Setting Anvils

I believe it is a very large roller bearing roller. I don't know where you'd fine one but other things like a hammer head should work the same.

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by Jim_Thode
April 7th, 2022, 12:18 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON homemade jointer
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 13586

Re: homemade jointer

Another thing to take into account is that many one man saws have an arc that varies over the length of the saw. They are not a true circular arc and a long jointer would be counter productive.
by Jim_Thode
March 11th, 2022, 12:06 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4843

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

Colorado Joe, For the hammer on flat anvil set method to work the saw has to be held firmly on the anvil, If you do not you will likely break the tooth. https://a4.pbase.com/g12/18/427118/2/172418825.hKTUHkbs.jpg For the missing, it relatively easy for anyone with a welder to weld replacement teeth ...
by Jim_Thode
March 3rd, 2022, 5:22 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1143

Re: Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330

have you ever checked for negative set when doing your hard pre-set blows?

That is how I set some saws that are too hard to set normally. Hammering flat on a tooth that is fully in contact with the anvil will cause the tip of the tooth to bend/move up away from the anvil.
by Jim_Thode
February 26th, 2022, 2:46 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1143

Re: Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330

Even saws of the same brand can vary quite a bit in hardness. Once and awhile you will find one that is simply too hard to set and swage normally. Then there are other options.
by Jim_Thode
December 3rd, 2021, 7:13 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON New to Sawing info needed
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1634

Re: New to Sawing info needed

A Bacho type pull to cut folding saw may work for smaller logs. I don't really like the ergonomics but sine people do use them.

Here is a video I did comparing a traditional crosscut and larger folding saw.
https://youtu.be/SFeCUdnk48g?t=1
by Jim_Thode
November 15th, 2021, 3:30 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON New to Sawing info needed
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1634

Re: New to Sawing info needed

Welcome Peasantfields, Yes there is a way to cut your wood without a chainsaw. It will take more time but still doable. For the smaller diameter limbs a bow saw would work fine. I cut all my firewood by hand and for things less then about 4 to 5" I use a 42" bow saw. For all the larger logs up to ab...