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by brianthehurdler
May 29th, 2017, 1:57 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Sawmate
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3203

Re: Sawmate

Arch Saw = bow saw, but I'm struggling with the translation of 'timmervans'! Presumably it's along the lines of 'bucking' or 'crosscut' saws; maybe even 'single-handed' saws, but I can't work out where the jump in translation comes from. maybe there was no translation and 'timmervans' is the scandin...
by brianthehurdler
May 23rd, 2017, 10:07 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Welding broken teeth?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 3341

Re: Welding broken teeth?

What kind of power range would you look for in a welder for saw-blades? I'm looking to do some welding (of billhook tangs in my case), so if I do buy a welder I'd like it to be able to cope with welding saw teeth as well. I imagine that saw teeth would require about as low an output as you can get? ...
by brianthehurdler
April 8th, 2017, 8:13 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Ax type and Ax wedge problems
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 2853

Re: Ax type and Ax wedge problems

When I'm re-hanging axe heads I look to cut the slot for the wedge about 2/3's the depth of the head and aim to have the wedge get down to the bottom of it. This means that your wedges need to be fairly long and slender. Too slender, though, and they won't expand the slot enough to fix the handle in...
by brianthehurdler
March 19th, 2017, 1:22 am
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON Eyes
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 2419

Eyes

Is it correct that American axe manufactures had standardised eye sizes? And that you could/can buy handles to match the eye size?

Brian.
by brianthehurdler
March 18th, 2017, 10:32 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON The Pitted Saw
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 13573

Re: The Pitted Saw

Apart from having to dress/polish the outside edge of the cutting teeth every time that the saw is filed, presumably, the only long-term issue with a saw like this will be that there will be a little more friction between the saw and the side of the kerf because of the pits? Or will this actually no...
by brianthehurdler
February 28th, 2017, 10:12 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Hardening/tempering hammer heads
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2506

Re: Hardening/tempering hammer heads

I'd decided to anneal this one because it had a badly pitted face which needed grinding and a deformed eye which I wanted to file out, so that was quite a lot of work to do on different parts. That bit has proceeded smoothly. I've bought myself an oven thermometer now and plan to do my hardening and...
by brianthehurdler
February 26th, 2017, 3:45 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Hardening/tempering hammer heads
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2506

Hardening/tempering hammer heads

Going sideways from the thread on swaging-hammer handles, I'm doing a little re-shaping on an old ball-pein hammer head of mine. I've annealed/normalised it to make it easier to work on, but after I've finished the reshaping I was planning to harden it (I can heat it to red-heat in my log-burner and...
by brianthehurdler
February 26th, 2017, 1:00 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Handles for Atkins #4 hammer
RepliesCOLON 23
ViewsCOLON 17337

Re: Handles for Atkins #4 hammer

'Brian, It is kind of what ever works for you. Most vintage saw vises were set too high to strike a raker from above. Jim.' Thanks, Jim, that sounds sensible. I must admit that I've been a bit on tip-toe to do my swaging. My vice is a portable, three-legged thing which is probably a bit lower than m...
by brianthehurdler
February 24th, 2017, 5:31 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Handles for Atkins #4 hammer
RepliesCOLON 23
ViewsCOLON 17337

Re: Handles for Atkins #4 hammer

This is interesting. I've just realised that you're hammering 'the other way round' to me. When I started, the logical (to me) thing seemed to be to work from above the blade, so that raker, hammer head and handle and my eye could all be in line. If the hammer was going to hit anywhere else it would...
by brianthehurdler
February 5th, 2017, 11:41 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON milling marks on a flat saw?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 3657

Re: milling marks on a flat saw?

I'd imagine that these aren't milling marks at all, but possibly the marks left behind by the handle itself? Either the 'imprint' of the tooth marks left by the blade that cut the kerf or maybe the residue of a glue or sealer that was on the handle. Possibly even a combination of both of those thing...