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by Gavin Longrain
November 1st, 2018, 1:10 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Strange face on a saw hammer.
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 990

Re: Strange face on a saw hammer.

A sawsmith showed me similar hammer which he called a 'peck' hammer'. He used this to hit a hollowed area to raise it i.e. he did not have to turn the saw over. It did not quite make sense to me, but I saw him use it and it worked. You could try it on scrap metal and find out.
by Gavin Longrain
May 29th, 2018, 4:06 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Monster M tooth.
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 11284

Re: Monster M tooth.

Jim Thode does side dressing by stroking the file parallel with the back side of the tooth and is understandably concerned about twist in the file http://crosscutsawyer.com/download/file.php?id=2777&mode=view Any twist in the file appears as an asymmetric shine on the back of the cutter... http://cr...
by Gavin Longrain
April 8th, 2018, 11:16 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2327

Re: Saw Heat Treating

Starling_Saw wroteCOLON summary: when tempering saw steel the hotter you anneal or temper the saw, the softer the steel will be when cooled.

Hotter = softer unless over 900°F
by Gavin Longrain
April 7th, 2018, 9:18 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2327

Re: Saw Heat Treating

well done Jim ! Very informative ☺
by Gavin Longrain
March 21st, 2018, 1:06 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Anvil
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1682

Re: Saw Anvil

A sawsmith I have taken lessons from says: better with CONCAVE surface. His is concave... and in this pic here he demonstrates this. He smiths circular saws. There may be a case for a domed anvil for long saws to set teeth. Having smithed about 20 saws personally now since taking lessons from him, i...
by Gavin Longrain
February 22nd, 2018, 4:37 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON American Pattern File?
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 6226

Re: American Pattern File?

The Indian ones from Warrensville are great. Dolly Chapman brought some to UK with her. So impressed am I that I have secured the Warrensville agency for Britain and Europe. Refer https://www.shedtherapy.com/product/gre ... e-10-inch/
by Gavin Longrain
January 4th, 2018, 12:05 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON casting or fabricating climax handles?
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 794

casting or fabricating climax handles?

I would like to source Climax handle-fittings.
Is it feasible to cast them?
Can they be done in Bronze?
by Gavin Longrain
November 3rd, 2017, 12:03 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Sawfest, Sheffield, England July 25 to 27 2018
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 938

Sawfest, Sheffield, England July 25 to 27 2018

Sawfest will run from July 25 to 27 in Sheffield, England in 2018.
I am looking for a venue. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Meantime please mark your diaries. There may be pre-fest courses in the few days before the event.
by Gavin Longrain
November 3rd, 2017, 11:56 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON how much set to cut a log in the water?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2074

how much set to cut a log in the water?

I need to saw a tree in Dumfries in front of the rowing club in waist depth water with a two man cross cut, would it be possible to borrow such a saw? It will get wet! The above from a friend who wants to borrow a saw. I think I need to give him one with a lot of set because of waterlogged timber. ...
by Gavin Longrain
July 16th, 2017, 12:16 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Red Green
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 3080

Re: Red Green

URL please!