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by Trailsawyer
October 26th, 2020, 7:08 pm
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON NEW! One Moving Part-The US Forest Service Axe Manual
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 227

NEW! One Moving Part-The US Forest Service Axe Manual

Enjoy this new publication from the USFS National Technology and Development Program. One Moving Part - The US Forest Service Axe Manual (This manual includes some crosscut info as well!) https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/php/library_card.php?p_num=1823 2812P No hard copies available....just the 300 meg PDF
by Trailsawyer
October 11th, 2020, 8:14 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Atkins 630 or 530?
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 299

Re: Atkins 630 or 530?

Nice looking saw!
The 4 1/2 on the heel is probably teeth per inch?
I have a couple of very similar 30" saws - except that they have cast handles.
I believe they are called docking saws.
by Trailsawyer
May 14th, 2020, 8:04 pm
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON DIY rip saw #3
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1466

Re: DIY rip saw #3

Gavin, thanks for posting rip saw #3, an interesting project!
I've never had the urge - or opportunity - to use a rip saw, but it's nice to see that your DIY conversion works!
by Trailsawyer
March 25th, 2020, 7:46 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Bark removal
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 2036

Re: Bark removal

Nice looking saw, and it looks like it is cutting well!
by Trailsawyer
January 14th, 2020, 6:06 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON West Coast Crosscut Saw Filers Social
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1553

Re: West Coast Crosscut Saw Filers Social

Thanks for posting information about the social/class!
Having a couple of "swap" tables is a great idea as well.
I hope I can make it!
by Trailsawyer
May 9th, 2019, 7:54 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 12630

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

I would think that it would cut well..... and that it would be quite easy to re-sharpen the "points" without changing the set or height of the tooth?
Let us know!
by Trailsawyer
May 9th, 2019, 7:44 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Chain saw question
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1286

Re: Chain saw question

Very little dirt is needed to take the edges off of your chain....... as you now know! All "dirt" is not equal, but i've never found any that was good to cut! On the bad end of the spectrum, volcanic ash can ruin a chain VERY quickly. At least you can sharpen a chain in minutes, rather than hours on...
by Trailsawyer
April 2nd, 2019, 11:55 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON 2019 Firewood
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 872

2019 Firewood

It's time to get busy cutting firewood again! I recently had to take down a Noble Fir in my back yard, 34" diameter at the stump - only 42 years old! After cleaning up the "mess", I have a 50' log to use as a test log for my saws - while turning it into firewood. LOTS of big knots to work around... ...
by Trailsawyer
March 14th, 2019, 9:01 pm
ForumCOLON Filing Tools
TopicCOLON Morin Gauge
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 9106

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 4284

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 ...