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by trolleypup
June 16th, 2014, 6:27 pm
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON Shurly Dietrich - Improved Racer
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 7252

Re: Shurly Dietrich - Improved Racer

A very interesting saw! As it is a Canadian saw, the suggested raker depth could have been half of a millimeter...... just under 20 thousandths? "joint the cleaning teeth the thickness of a half ___ shorter than the cutting teeth and no more" With a different light it is clearly a word with four ch...
by trolleypup
June 16th, 2014, 6:19 pm
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON Shurly Dietrich - Improved Racer
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 7252

Re: Shurly Dietrich - Improved Racer

Treeline wroteCOLON
goodfeller wroteCOLONGood grief. And I thought I went on and on. Nice to see you back, Trolleypup.
All that and we don't get the length!? ;)
6.5', 3 gauge taper at center, back is approx. 1" convex, depth at center just shy of 7", just shy of 8 pounds.
by trolleypup
June 15th, 2014, 6:31 pm
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON Shurly Dietrich - Improved Racer
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 7252

Shurly Dietrich - Improved Racer

Interesting humpback saw, with the biggest etching I have ever seen. At first glance on eBay I though it was a Disston Triumph Toledo bucking saw (very distinctive ends...I thought), on receipt it was obviously not, but an also interesting saw. Once I cleaned the grease and dust[1] off it I started ...
by trolleypup
June 15th, 2014, 5:07 pm
ForumCOLON Other Makes
TopicCOLON Sandvik #? (Looks like Simonds Canada 325!)
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1957

Sandvik #? (Looks like Simonds Canada 325!)

Very similar in appearance to a Simonds Canada 325. Curve of the teeth is gentler, tooth positioning is different by a few millimeters over the length of the saw, does not have the Simonds double polish. Thickness and tooth pattern are identical. Well...except that the Sandvik is asymmetrical...with...
by trolleypup
June 12th, 2014, 10:17 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON saw storage
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 2245

Re: saw storage

Dolly's portable rack is exactly that...so she can show saws in accessible ways at trainings. She also has wall mounted plumbing pipe racks at home. I think most of hers are 3/4" pipe with steel rings which the S-hooks hang on so the saws end up lined up perpendicular to the pipe. I bend and twist m...
by trolleypup
June 12th, 2014, 10:06 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON An old saw: Lance/PL and Tuttle/Champion Comparisons
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 3755

Re: An old saw: Lance/PL and Tuttle/Champion Comparisons

Since I have most of my saws filed for compromise cutting (a given saw trip will usually include green and dead/dry hardwood as well as green and dead/dry softwood), I get to experience the variety of cutting. Two cutter saws tend to run a shade rougher but they cut virtually as well, with a small e...
by trolleypup
June 12th, 2014, 9:49 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON How Much?!
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 3185

Re: How Much?!

Another factor driving up the prices are survivalists.

But even on eBay there are bargains to be had...if you have a good eye, and are willing to spend a half hour with a pumice stone and garden hose to clean the saw up.
by trolleypup
June 12th, 2014, 9:44 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Cleaning stones - what do others use?
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 9563

Re: Cleaning stones - what do others use?

Pumice stones of various grades, depending on how rusty the saw is or if it just has a light patina or simply decades of greasy dust set up like varnish. I'm heading up to the motherlode of fine saw pumice in a couple weeks...if I collect some good ones, I'll see what it would cost to send a few ove...
by trolleypup
June 12th, 2014, 9:21 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Best Saws for Wet Conditions
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 954

Re: Best Saws for Wet Conditions

The Tuatahi working saws are not stainless. I would send well sharpened but not pristine saws out. Ditto on using lube with a heavy oil in it and lube heavily on the last cut of the day so the saw is oily for transport and storage. I can't speak for any other trailcrew person, but it I am logging in...
by trolleypup
June 12th, 2014, 9:11 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Ribbon saw
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1939

Re: Ribbon saw

I'll third the "quick wedging". One of my friend's favorite backpacking saws is a old heavily filed once broken Simonds 325 that is now a bare 3 inches deep and 41 inches long...nice and stiff for single bucking, cuts great, but looks like an absolute disaster. My own most used saw is a westernized ...