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by PATCsawyer
January 23rd, 2023, 5:02 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Plastic lattice trim saw sheath
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 49

Re: Plastic lattice trim saw sheath

Always looking for a better way to make these guards. The only fail I've ever had with one was on the center strap. That's the point of maximum flex and it cracked in-line with a small hole I'd drilled. It was also a very cold day. Never had any trouble with the end attachments no matter how I drill...
by PATCsawyer
October 20th, 2022, 1:26 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut database
TopicCOLON SawDataBase.com
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 485

Re: SawDataBase.com

Wow, that's a lot of saw links. Thanks for posting this.
by PATCsawyer
July 6th, 2022, 9:39 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1006

Re: Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA

I would've brought two more people (we had five). Another pair of sawyers/swampers would've finished the logout and had time to fill in some of the worst rootball craters. I had all the tools we needed with a couple of one man's to spare. Most of the limbing was done with Silky saws which took more ...
by PATCsawyer
June 19th, 2022, 5:20 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1006

Post-Tornado Wilderness Logout, BWCA

I had the opportunity to volunteer some time with a North Country Trail/USFS crew last month to clear about a mile of tornado-damaged trail in northern Minnesota. The wilderness area was remote and a long (for me) canoe paddle to the camp and work site. My tool selection is probably of most interest...
by PATCsawyer
June 18th, 2022, 4:47 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 1721

Re: 2 man saw storage?

Old-time method with teeth pointing toward wall. Users and filed saws on left, damaged saws waiting for the welder on far right, one mans in the middle
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by PATCsawyer
May 4th, 2022, 3:52 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON wooden crate or box for saw transportation.
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 855

Re: wooden crate or box for saw transportation.

When I moved to Michigan a couple years ago I had to crate up all my saws for the movers. I put about a dozen in each box teeth up with channel lattice over the cutters. Saws were slotted into two kerf blocks, one at each end to keep them separated. Top, bottom and ends were 1x8 boards with ripped 3...
by PATCsawyer
May 2nd, 2022, 1:38 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Warren Miller's Setting Anvils
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1315

Re: Warren Miller's Setting Anvils

Perhaps the barrel shape of the bearing roller is more ergonomic than a hammer head. The photo isn't crisp enough to see if he beveled the striking edge. I've used a 3lb. drilling hammer head for many years.

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by PATCsawyer
April 2nd, 2022, 5:00 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON homemade jointer
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 14028

Re: homemade jointer

It depends on how much jointing you need to do. Saws "coming in from the wild" can be pretty snaggle-toothed, especially Jemco saws. I'll start them with a double cut file as it's more aggressive then finish with a smoother file. I don't put much bend in the file as you can overdo that. But most joi...
by PATCsawyer
April 1st, 2022, 5:36 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON homemade jointer
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 14028

Re: homemade jointer

Long jointers are more typically used on western pattern saws with teeth running out to the ends. I mostly use standard jointers on all my saws.
by PATCsawyer
March 31st, 2022, 1:55 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON homemade jointer
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 14028

Re: homemade jointer

The home made jointer can be improved by cutting the file slot (kerf) a little more than half way deep. This allow you to flip the file and get two "tracks" on the file teeth instead of one center track (doubles the life of the file). I never use a jointer without wearing leather gloves. Too easy fo...