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by galde
January 17th, 2013, 12:12 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Tooth patterns
RepliesCOLON 20
ViewsCOLON 18780

Re: Tooth patterns

I consider myself to be the greenest newcomer to this site, so my opinions can be changed very easily by what I learn here. I think of teeth to fall into three broad classifications: (a) those that sever wood fibers but do not remove material --such as the scoring teeth on Tuttle or perf-lance saws;...
by galde
January 8th, 2013, 12:43 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Replacement D handles
RepliesCOLON 18
ViewsCOLON 12900

Re: Replacement D handles

The Crosscut Co. handles are solid hardwood - not laminated. I think I saw something about laminated handles on Tuatahi's website. I sure wish Bailey's still handled Tuatahi products. The Crosscut fasteners consist of a 0.275" O.D. post that doesn't reach as deep as the blade hole on one side and a ...
by galde
January 7th, 2013, 4:32 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Replacement D handles
RepliesCOLON 18
ViewsCOLON 12900

Re: Replacement D handles

I was reasonably satisfied with an undrilled D-handle from Crosscut Saw Co., but their soft aluminum fasteners are worthless. Their fasteners leave a small diameter threaded portion through the larger holes in the saw, which means a wiggly handle. I used some 5/16" diameter barrel fasteners of lengt...
by galde
December 29th, 2012, 8:47 am
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Sawfiler job opening
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 7036

Re: Sawfiler job opening

I would like to know how pay scales compared for the various jobs performed by workers back in the day -- sawyers, toppers, filers, etc... Were most filers hired by the saw shops or by the big logging companies? I would guess that it took longer to become a journeyman filer than a sawyer, but the sa...
by galde
December 27th, 2012, 11:53 am
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Gibbs jointer
RepliesCOLON 25
ViewsCOLON 24031

Re: Gibbs jointer

My CC Gibbs knock-off jointer was pretty rough out of the box, but with some clean-up of the burrs and edges it does O.K. for now. I would like a real Gibbs, but I couldn't justify 300 or 400 bucks for one. The CC jointer also needed a thin slotted washer for the shouldered shoe pivot bolts to botto...
by galde
December 27th, 2012, 9:49 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Welcome
RepliesCOLON 22
ViewsCOLON 36559

Re: Welcome

I look forward to learning much on this site. One thing that struck me right away is the general tone of courtesy and willingness to share wisdom that is shone by the posters here. I feel that even when I ask what might seem to many to be a stupid question, I will get a helpful, polite response. I h...
by galde
December 27th, 2012, 7:06 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Gibbs long jointer
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 11945

Re: Gibbs long jointer -- arc calculations

I don't know how to do graphics here but I will try to describe and you can visualize or sketch on your end. A circle with radius R (imagine a clock face) has a straight line chord (L) going from the, say, 11 o'clock to the 1 o'clock position. The circle represents the arc radius and the arc segment...
by galde
December 26th, 2012, 4:13 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Files
RepliesCOLON 20
ViewsCOLON 15088

Re: Files

When counting the teeth-per-inch on a file, is the count done along the long axis of the file or perpendicular to the direction of the teeth?
by galde
December 26th, 2012, 4:08 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Gibbs long jointer
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 11945

Re: Gibbs long jointer

Just for the fun of it I applied the Pythagorean Theorem and the quadratic equation to compute the radius of a saw's tooth arc and then used this radius to compute the proper setting of the shoes on the Gibbs jointer to minimize the amount of jointing needed to maintain the existing arc. If anyone i...
by galde
December 26th, 2012, 3:34 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Who made this saw?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2468

Who made this saw?

I am rehabilitating a Craftsman #4997 one-man 3-1/2' crosscut with perf lance teeth. Does anyone know who made this saw, and the approx time it was made?