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by Trailsawyer
August 25th, 2021, 7:37 am
ForumCOLON Other tools
TopicCOLON Restoration Paint colors?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 452

Re: Restoration Paint colors?

I've never tried to match original colors.... but sometimes will use a "high visibility" color on metal parts for "user" handles.
Old Simonds 395 handles metal was painted blue prior to about 1942??, when they changed to the red and black combination.
by Trailsawyer
August 25th, 2021, 7:26 am
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON Master Craftsman Big Fir 6' western felling
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 314

Re: Master Craftsman Big Fir 6' western felling

Very nice find!
Thanks for posting. I had not seen that logo before.
by Trailsawyer
August 16th, 2021, 9:57 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Hoffman 6' western bucking.
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1313

Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Winter projects are good to have! Unfortunately I have not finished last winters projects.... but I have also been lucky enough to find a few more!
"Job security!"
by Trailsawyer
July 17th, 2021, 3:12 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Hoffman 6' western bucking.
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1313

Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Mnshield I was just re-reading this thread, and I am curious how the saw turned out! I would agree that the tooth shape and handle hole placement are similar to Atkins saws. The photo of the logo isn't clear enough for my old eyes.... any chance that the name might be Honeyman? Honeyman Hardware was...
by Trailsawyer
March 7th, 2021, 9:41 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Two New Saws
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1262

Re: Two New Saws

Congratulations on your "new" saws! I would agree that you could there is a good possibility of them being Royal Chinooks. Carefully removing the rust will very often reveal partial logos, as the early saw were etched better than the newer ones. I have a topping saw that is just over half of an 8' C...
by Trailsawyer
March 2nd, 2021, 12:43 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Maybe 'Saw Acquisition Disorder' is a thing
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1298

Re: Maybe 'Saw Acquisition Disorder' is a thing

You could easily have a dozen saws by the 4th of July!
Keep an eye out for two man saws, handles, and sharpening tools....
Happy hunting!
by Trailsawyer
January 29th, 2021, 10:49 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Newly Certified Sawyer - Advice and Mistakes to Avoid
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1490

Re: Newly Certified Sawyer - Advice and Mistakes to Avoid

Congratulations on your Crosscut Sawyer Certification, and welcome to the forum! As you will be working with trail crews in your area, waiting until you have been to a few work parties is a good idea. You will see what tools are best suited for the area and type of work you will be doing. Of course,...
by Trailsawyer
January 2nd, 2021, 12:28 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Does snow dull a saw?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1381

Re: Does snow dull a saw?

I wouldn't worry about a little snow dulling the saw, however what is hiding under the snow could! We have a lot of "dirty" bark in our area... so I normally remove the bark before cutting, especially if a tree has been down very long. One nail can ruin your day, so extra caution is needed around fe...
by Trailsawyer
October 26th, 2020, 7:08 pm
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON NEW! One Moving Part-The US Forest Service Axe Manual
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1771

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 2
ViewsCOLON 1241

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.