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by Jim_Thode
April 11th, 2021, 9:02 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 850

Re: HDPE dial indicator

An interesting idea. I always like to see materials on hand put to use. On mine I find that a larger flat surface on the on the indicator to be easier to use then a pointed tip. The pointed tip has to be placed just right on the cutter tip or raker tip to get an accurate reading. With the wider tip ...
by Jim_Thode
April 2nd, 2021, 7:24 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Snow Saw?
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 335

Snow Saw?

I wonder what settings would be used for snow:-) Looks like a Simonds 520. At Paradise Lodge Mt Rainier. With an above average ground snow depth of about 17ft and ground snow load near 500 lb/sf sometimes it is a good idea to reduce the roof loading. https://a4.pbase.com/g12/18/427118/2/171531140.zq...
by Jim_Thode
March 7th, 2021, 1:36 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 644

Re: The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum

Interesting. 821 different styles of saw teeth.

Yes, looks to me like his saws could be cleaned. I guess some are concerned about removing the patina and some of the history from old tools.
by Jim_Thode
March 4th, 2021, 4:48 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON One-man Helper handle removal?
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 1017

Re: One-man Helper handle removal?

Here are a few made out of Model T Ford wheel spokes.
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by Jim_Thode
February 18th, 2021, 11:38 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON The Other Binds - A look at stresses affecting log bucking
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 4241

Re: The Other Binds - A look at stresses affecting log bucking

Frizzen,

You can see the whole thing with photos at: http://www.jimthode.net/Tech%20tips/The ... 0Binds.HTM

Jim
by Jim_Thode
February 18th, 2021, 11:21 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 31
ViewsCOLON 16360

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

Frizzen,
Thanks for the reference to the notched cutters. In looking at old patents there many weird ideas. Many seemed reasonable but over time in actual use most did not pan out.
Jim
by Jim_Thode
February 9th, 2021, 9:49 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Yet another raker question?
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 562

Re: Yet another raker question?

Check out this gallery: https://pbase.com/jimthode/raker_swaging Note before swaging file down to about 0.008" to 0.010" higher then final height. For example if you want to end up with a 0.020" raker you would file down to about 0.010 to 0.012" before swaging. 0.020" rakers are very low unless you ...
by Jim_Thode
February 7th, 2021, 10:46 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 886

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

I have a Simonds 503 that is very hard and had several cracked tips when I got it. In order to set the teeth I had an option of softening (tempering) the cutters or finding some other way to set the teeth. I opted to set the whole tooth and not risk setting just the end of the tooth. That worked wel...
by Jim_Thode
January 29th, 2021, 9:37 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Newly Certified Sawyer - Advice and Mistakes to Avoid
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 755

Re: Newly Certified Sawyer - Advice and Mistakes to Avoid

Great advice and counsel folks! Had the training session only a few weeks ago and we were told at the time it might be a while before we heard back on our class ranking as it had to proceed through the USFS heirearchy. One thing I did notice at the class... none of the instructors and experienced S...
by Jim_Thode
January 25th, 2021, 8:13 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simmons No.44? Great American Toothed Bucking Saw
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 428

Re: Simmons No.44? Great American Toothed Bucking Saw

An advantage of a Great American toothed saw is that they are a little easier to sharpen. Champion toothed saws are harder and require more skill to sharpen but are more popular for hardwoods and likely cut a little faster. As vintage saws go, your Great American toothed saw is likely not any more v...