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by PATCsawyer
April 6th, 2021, 5:35 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 850

Re: HDPE dial indicator

Granite tile businesses give away samples of polished stone as samples of their products. It's very flat and makes a good surface to zero your dial gauges.
by PATCsawyer
April 4th, 2021, 5:38 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 850

Re: HDPE dial indicator

Some of that difference may be in the saw plate itself. If you run your indicator around on the body of your saw you will likely find high and low points of a few thousandths. Depending on where those high and low spots are, you can get different readings based on where the gauge sits. Cupping on on...
by PATCsawyer
April 1st, 2021, 2:14 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Filing Class
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 526

Re: Filing Class

I did a few when I lived in Virginia. North Carolina is the closest place that I currently know of.
by PATCsawyer
March 31st, 2021, 8:31 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Filing Damage On Atkins 334 Teeth- Not Sure What To Do
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 270

Re: Filing Damage On Atkins 334 Teeth- Not Sure What To Do

That would be a pretty wide M. Either way, you've got a lot of jointing to do and will burn up a few files in the process. Is it worth your time? Plenty of GA tooth discussion here if you search for it.
by PATCsawyer
March 8th, 2021, 4:10 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Two New Saws
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 613

Re: Two New Saws

The saw actually took a full stroke, as it was pulled back through the kerf, just not a long stroke. I had my kids with me, so everybody got to practice their bucking skills. We double-bucked the corners but went to single bucking as we got deeper into the cut. We never stopped sawing, just changed ...
by PATCsawyer
March 8th, 2021, 3:46 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 641

Re: The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum

Roy gave the 60 second filing class. He got his point across and his examples, particularly the dado using a knife and chisel was a good visual. He held the chisel at a low angle, positioned the way a swaged raker would peel out curly noodles. It would've been a neat segway to swaged rakers, but he ...
by PATCsawyer
March 7th, 2021, 3:17 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Two New Saws
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 613

Re: Two New Saws

I have a couple toppers that I take out as go-to saws. Both are 513s.

I needed a longer saw on this big chestnut oak, but it's the saw that I had.
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This one was a little longer.
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by PATCsawyer
March 5th, 2021, 3:31 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Maybe 'Saw Acquisition Disorder' is a thing
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 595

Re: Maybe 'Saw Acquisition Disorder' is a thing

It's a bit like NASCAR, take a stock saw and make it a real cutter. 7-foot saws get chopped up a lot because not many trail crews are cutting old growth or big trees, and they're heavy and unwieldy to carry.

More than once I've tried to dicker a restaurant owner out of his wall hanging (no luck yet).
by PATCsawyer
March 3rd, 2021, 5:23 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Maybe 'Saw Acquisition Disorder' is a thing
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 595

Re: Maybe 'Saw Acquisition Disorder' is a thing

Once you have the tools, you can "make" any saw you want. I do a lot of single bucking and find that big stiff western saws like 503s or 520s really excel at big cuts. I'll shorten a 7-footer, make a D handle for it, and create a "Frankensaw". They will cut better than any production one man saw and...
by PATCsawyer
March 3rd, 2021, 4:42 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON One-man Helper handle removal?
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 1017

Re: One-man Helper handle removal?

There's a guy on eBay who sells bolts for one man saws. I usually buy a couple dozen at a time. They don't come with pins and that's OK with me, as standard pins are too soft an deform with use. I cut the threads off 3/16" grade 8 bolts and use the shanks for pins, much tougher steel. You'll also ne...