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by sumnergeo
February 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Which saw should I use?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 311

Re: Which saw should I use?

Pretty much keep my felling to the back of yonder...
by sumnergeo
February 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Which saw should I use?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 311

Re: Which saw should I use?

by sumnergeo
December 20th, 2018, 7:39 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Saw ID
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 430

Re: Saw ID

I'm with PATCsawyer on this. I've done electrolysis and pumice and sandpaper and find that the easiest and quickest - and with minimal damage - is fine sandpaper (220). Unlike PATCsawyer, I flood the saw with water while sanding to flush out the gunk then dry off the saw afterwards. I use a nine-inc...
by sumnergeo
December 14th, 2018, 2:58 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4974

Re: an inch off a green maple round

Here is the finished burl:
burl2.jpg
by sumnergeo
December 10th, 2018, 3:54 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4974

Re: an inch off a green maple round

Whenever I have tearout, it's time to sharpen!
by sumnergeo
December 4th, 2018, 2:03 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4974

Re: an inch off a green maple round

What happened to the burl? Good question. I'll try to get a photo. There was a steel frame built to hold the two halves. The wood faces were routed, sanded and finished and then a glass plate over them to make a coffee table. The artisan is Gen Ohman of G.T. Ohman Fine Furniture. http://www.ohmanfur...
by sumnergeo
November 21st, 2018, 2:24 pm
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON KeenKutter No. K104
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 267

KeenKutter No. K104

After cleaning the hardened black gunk off this 5-ft mystery saw, the etch shows it to be a Keen Kutter. It had mis-matched and incomplete loop handles. The E.C. Simmons on top of the KeenKutter triangle indicates that it is a pre WWII saw. It looks a lot like a Simonds No.13. It is taper ground, .0...
by sumnergeo
November 7th, 2018, 12:51 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 1278

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

Here is a photo of the Pry Pole (actually a pipe) from a recent bucking and felling certification class in the Chiricahua Mountains (Coronado Natl Forest).
pry-pole.jpg
by sumnergeo
August 31st, 2018, 10:09 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 1278

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

He's is supposed to get a picture to me so will post it when I get it. The aluminum pipe has a one inch inside diameter and a thick wall - 1/2" or 5/8".

John S.
by sumnergeo
August 21st, 2018, 7:56 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 1278

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

After re-reading the notes on this thread, it seems like there are two goals discussed, one is to relieve bind during a cut, the other is to move the cut log off the trail. The wedges suggested by PATCsawyer (we've done that, too!) and the various jacks are to relieve bind. The pole and the cant hoo...