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by Trailsawyer
March 14th, 2019, 9:01 pm
ForumCOLON Filing Tools
TopicCOLON Morin Gauge
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 5885

Re: Morin Gauge

Hello Brother Ben! Welcome to the forum. I have several Morin raker gauges, and none have any significant slope perpendicluar to the saw. My best guess as to why someone would slope a filing plate that way would be to try and keep the raker top square with the vertical centerline of the saw when wor...
by Trailsawyer
March 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Simonds 520 RAINIER ?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2504

Re: Simonds 520 RAINIER ?

A cut down example of a Simonds Rainer on EBay....... "Up for bid in this auction is a Rare 5 1/2 ft. Simonds "Rainier" Two Man Cross Cut Logging Saw with Western Handles made for Seattle Hdwe Co. This saw has all its teeth in the Lance Tooth Pattern, has some stains, some light pitting, and a etch ...
by Trailsawyer
August 19th, 2018, 9:03 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 1130

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

167904229_46RH5Kpy_89.jpg Another tool that is being used by our BCHW trail crews is a high lift jack. They are heavy, but if you have a good mule to pack your gear, they are worth the weight! The jack can be used to eliminate bottom bind or move heavy cut logs from the trail. Photos of our 2018 we...
by Trailsawyer
April 8th, 2018, 11:50 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1953

Re: Saw Heat Treating

Interesting tests Jim!
I'm looking forward to seeing a "simple" method for hardening a saw without cracking or excessive distortion......
by Trailsawyer
October 30th, 2017, 8:53 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON help with peeling bark off ponderosa pine.
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 666

Re: help with peeling bark off ponderosa pine.

All of Jim's suggestions will get the bark off...... but putting it back together would be the hard part! :(
I would probably get out the 48" bar and the 046 Stihl, then start bore cutting and carving out he wood - leaving an inch or so shell to hold it together?
Take pictures!
by Trailsawyer
September 12th, 2017, 8:27 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Superior,ID. saw
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3676

Re: Superior,ID. saw

This is an unusual pattern, for sure!
I suspect that it might be an Atkins, as I have seen the directional rakers on their drag saw blades.
The closest thing I have found is in the 1941 Atkins catalog - model/style No. 542. The 542 has the directional rakers the full length of the saw however.
by Trailsawyer
May 3rd, 2017, 8:06 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON The Pitted Saw
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 13347

Re: The Pitted Saw

20170411_125748.jpg 20170411_125808.jpg After seeing what Jim did with his pitted saw, I decided to work on a 6 ft. "wall hanger" that I had out in the wood shed. It had lots of rust and pitting, but I had bought it to get a nice pair of handles. The tooth length indicated that it had not been used...
by Trailsawyer
February 28th, 2017, 9:45 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Handles for Atkins #4 hammer
RepliesCOLON 23
ViewsCOLON 16991

Re: Handles for Atkins #4 hammer

[Jim, Interesting. When Dolly first spoke to me about reproducing the Atkins #4, the first change she asked for was more clearance under the swaging face. Here is a front view rendering of what I am working on. Hammer - Front.png The face is still circular, but I have shaped the bottom of the head ...
by Trailsawyer
February 19th, 2017, 12:13 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Handles for Atkins #4 hammer
RepliesCOLON 23
ViewsCOLON 16991

Re: Handles for Atkins #4 hammer

I replaced a handle in a #4 Atkins a year or so ago, and I think that as Jim suggested, I used 14" ball pein hammer handle that I had to "fit" a little. I think the eye on the Atkins is a little shorter oval that standard than a 14", and a little wider than a 12 ball pein..... but handles can vary q...
by Trailsawyer
October 8th, 2016, 6:42 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Diston Raker Gauge Question
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 5330

Re: Diston Raker Gauge Question

There are instructions for setting and using this gauge in the Disston catalog (1919?) that is on this website in the database. http://www.crosscutsawyer.com/download/file.php?id=9 I "rediscovered" this while looking for information on a Disston one man Lancet pattern saw (3 cutters per raker) that ...