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by soli
December 12th, 2018, 10:55 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4817

Re: an inch off a green maple round

ordered a planing/surfacing bit. turns out the rake angle is 90 degrees. will be returning it.
by soli
December 7th, 2018, 5:27 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 6' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 290

Re: 6' lance and raker bucking saw

I'm going to guess a Craftsman Big Fir just to stimulate other feedback. Do you have any faint etch left? Measured one I just sharpened for a local cache and it measures .095" at the center raker and .090" at the outer rackers. .060" at the center back and .071 on the back opposite the outer rakers...
by soli
December 7th, 2018, 4:12 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4817

Re: an inch off a green maple round

Great idea. I'd be curious to know what router bit was used in the last pass to 'plane' the surface before switching to sanding. I used a couple different bits with similar results to each other. Relative little 'internal' tear-out if I the router depth-of-cut was, say 1/2", but lots of internal tea...
by soli
November 28th, 2018, 11:15 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON saw lengths not 'even'
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 203

saw lengths not 'even'

I cleaning up the piano room, I got back into some saws I've had around for a while and was wondering their ID. On two saws I noticed that the lengths are not even and that one end had an extra cutter. For example on a possible Simonds 520, the length is 60 3/16" instead of 60", and one end has 5 cu...
by soli
November 28th, 2018, 10:57 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 5' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 96

Re: 5' lance and raker bucking saw

Thanks Jim. Yes, here is a closer look:
5ft-crosscut-ground-2a.jpg
by soli
November 28th, 2018, 10:11 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 5' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 96

5' lance and raker bucking saw

Hoping again to get some help ID'ing the one on the left:
crosscut-ground-1a.jpg
No etching is visible
Length is a couple sixteenths over 60"
One end has an extra lance tooth partial width.
Crescent ground
End width is 2.75"+ to the end gullet
Middle width is 4.75" to the middle gullet
by soli
November 28th, 2018, 10:01 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 6' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 290

6' lance and raker bucking saw

Hoping to get some help ID'ing the saw on the right: crosscut-ground-1a.jpg It has lite angle grinder marks where an etching may have existed. It's 1/4" or 5/16" longer than 72" One end has nine lances, the other has eight The width at the first gullet is about 2.5", and 4" to the tip of the 1.5" la...
by soli
November 28th, 2018, 9:40 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4817

Re: an inch off a green maple round

Sumnergeo, what did you end up doing with the burl? I put some more time into this this past week. I've two 42" dia discs to work with now, as I ended up cutting a second cookie. One weighs 83 lbs, the other 60 lbs. I cut the discs off 6 months ago, from a tree that had been felled by arborists 2 ye...
by soli
May 5th, 2018, 8:28 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 4817

Re: an inch off a green maple round

Finally got around to it this week. Procrastinated because I had ideas to make a saw frame to keep me honest against my indiscretions. In the end I just eye-balled it, singly, using my 5' broken 7 footer, and aimed at one disk, not two. But now I'm thinking pair of book matched disks might look kool...