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by sumnergeo
August 14th, 2022, 5:45 am
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Downsizing! Saws, axes, etc!
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 631

Re: Downsizing! Saws, axes, etc!

Good for you! I did something similar in the Spring with my saws going to volunteers who work on the Arizona Trail and the Chiricahua Wilderness.
by sumnergeo
June 18th, 2022, 10:09 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 899

Re: 2 man saw storage?

I was expecting a response to your noodles - they are really long and uniform in length! Nice job! I was also wondering how wide they were. for a Simonds 324 (,090" + .012" set on each side = .0114" wide). Yours look wider. I also noticed whiskers on one side of each noodle which I interpret to mean...
by sumnergeo
June 16th, 2022, 6:19 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON 2 man saw storage?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 899

Re: 2 man saw storage?

I have a two-foot long, 3/4 inch galvanized pipe mounted about six inches away from and parallel to the wall. I cut pieces of metal coat hangers about six inches long and bend them to hang over the pipe and through a hole on the end of the saw. Teeth are toward the wall. I can also hang sheaths next...
by sumnergeo
May 25th, 2022, 10:28 am
ForumCOLON Other manufacturers or dealers catalogs and ads
TopicCOLON Curtis Saw Catalog 1946
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 807

Re: Curtis Saw Catalog 1946

This is great, first time I've seen a Curtis catalog! I didn't see a mention of the diamond around a circle stamp. I don't normally see an etch but I do see the diamond/circle on D-handles.
by sumnergeo
March 5th, 2022, 11:54 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 954

Re: Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330

Absolutely. I see this on lance-tooth saws. With the dial gauge, I can see where the set starts. For those teeth that have a set a half inch or more away from the tip, I will try to "straighten" it out. I can do that with the hard blows on the flat when the tooth is convex or turn the saw over and u...
by sumnergeo
March 3rd, 2022, 7:19 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 954

Re: Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330

Here's how I try to set teeth: I have the tooth extend 5 to 7mm from edge of anvil (I'm using mm here because I don't like to think in 1/32ths). My "anvil" is a 1 1/2 inch steel plate about 18 X 12 inches with about three mm of the working edge filed at 30 degrees. With a dial gauge, I can effective...
by sumnergeo
February 25th, 2022, 9:57 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 954

Two Saws: Simonds No. 13 vs Atkins No. 330

I have been filing two similar saws. Both are two-person tuttle tooth saws, 5 ½ feet long. One is rustier than the other but both are good saws and both have been used to clear trails in the Houston area. One is a Simonds No. 13. The other has no visible etch. The Simonds is .090” thick at the teeth...
by sumnergeo
January 12th, 2022, 9:06 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Western style crosscut saw temper?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1299

Re: Western style crosscut saw temper?

Thanks for sharing the info on the hardness of the steels for different manufacturers. Very useful!
by sumnergeo
January 3rd, 2022, 8:44 am
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON What's your handle treatment?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1123

Re: What's your handle treatment?

Linseed Oil, BLO
by sumnergeo
November 17th, 2021, 2:20 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Gumming
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 6896

Re: Gumming

Given a saw with gullets that look like those in the June 14, 2019 post from Jim Thode: First, I joint the saw and don't really pay attention to maintaining the arc of the saw - it will flatten over time. When I didn't have The Gummer, I used to file the gullets so they were smooth so the cuttings w...