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by goodfeller
September 21st, 2016, 5:36 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON A Book Worth a Look
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 2776

A Book Worth a Look

I just finished reading Robert Penn's The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees. Penn lives in Wales and decided to harvest a big common ash, a tree he dearly loves, and see how many things he could make out of the wood. The book is both an ode to ash trees and wooden tools, toys, utensils, and craftsmen...
by goodfeller
September 21st, 2016, 5:28 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Log Holder
RepliesCOLON 36
ViewsCOLON 45917

Re: Log Holder

Northern Tools sells a lightweight metal log holder/sawbuck that folds up for around $25. Not sure how long it will hold up and isn't a stable as the one PATCSawyer has and which is similar to the ones we have at various club cabins and huts and I use at home. But the Northern Tool one is convenient...
by goodfeller
September 20th, 2016, 7:21 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Maker of my Saw?
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 7631

Re: Maker of my Saw?

Nice saw. The 1924 Wood, Alexander and James, Ltd catalog listed the 66" Simonds #13 Hardwood Special Straight Back at $13.00 which would have put it a the higher end of the market Equivalent Disston and Atkins was going for around $8.00 or $9.00.
by goodfeller
June 12th, 2015, 2:02 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Making saw handles?
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 5204

Re: Making saw handles?

Gavin, a while back we had quite an extensive exchange on this on this site. I recall Yves in particular had a rather elegant jig for making handles. I know PATCSawyer has made several. I don't think you need the router but a bandsaw would probably help. Disston used bandsaws in the factory but well...
by goodfeller
June 12th, 2015, 11:19 am
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON Abercrombie's Camp "Camp Saw" 27" Overall Length
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 14871

Re: Abercrombie's Camp "Camp Saw" 27" Overall Length

Sorry to have taken so long but here is the Disston saw I mentioned earlier. It is about 24" long with plastic handle and steel screws which leads me to think it was made in the late 1940s or the 1950s--maybe after Porter bought Disston and moved the plant from Philly to Danville, VA. Tape covers a ...
by goodfeller
June 12th, 2015, 11:11 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON some sort of instant saw vise ?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 5047

Re: some sort of instant saw vise ?

Gavin reminded me of a photo I have been meaning to post. A while back I was visiting a friend who had a couple of saws he wanted to sharpen but no vise. Rummaging around his garage, I found a Black and Decker Workmate and a couple pieces of composite siding. Had to use a couple of clamps as well as...
by goodfeller
June 12th, 2015, 11:00 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds 325
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 9598

Re: Simonds 325

With PATCSawyer on the job we don't have to worry about skills being passed to the next generation--at least in PATC land. And Excalibur is one hell of a saw. But woodsman, spare that other one! If your guy needs a shorter one, I have several D-handles. ;)
by goodfeller
June 12th, 2015, 10:55 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Disston perforated lance crosscut saw
RepliesCOLON 43
ViewsCOLON 32749

Re: Disston perforated lance crosscut saw

Jim and PATCSawyer are right. That is not an original Disston handle. Simonds marketed a horned handle for their one-man crosscuts but I have never seen a Disston saw or an advertisement for one with anything but the #390 handle Jim had in his earlier submission. My guess is that Disston figured hor...
by goodfeller
March 29th, 2015, 2:40 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Electrolysis Container
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 4397

Re: Electrolysis Container

I've used a barrel and reversed the saws as Gavin suggests and a trough as PATCSawyer does. Worked about the same; barrel takes up less space but takes longer, of course but on other hand it is lot less likely the dog will stick his nose in it. In any event, heed advice Jim Thode gave us some time a...
by goodfeller
March 29th, 2015, 2:29 pm
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON Abercrombie's Camp "Camp Saw" 27" Overall Length
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 14871

Re: Abercrombie's Camp "Camp Saw" 27" Overall Length

That Abercombie looks an awful lot like a Disston saw I have. It has a bakelite handle and steel screws and medallion so I think it was probably made in the 1940s. Champion teeth. I've used it as a pruning saw and works fine--not as fast as a Corona but you can resharpen it. Last week I discovered a...