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by Jim_Thode
December 2nd, 2019, 5:29 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 4023

Re: Lubricant

Staining on steel and wood is common with green oak, maybe the citrus solvent promotes that staining. Many sawmill beds are stainless steel to prevent the staining when cutting green oak.
by Jim_Thode
December 1st, 2019, 9:37 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 4023

Re: Lubricant

John, I never heard of using any bar oil on crosscuts. By itself it seem like it would be too thick and sticky but maybe diluted it would be ok. I think I've heard of some modern sawyers using a graphite based lubricant and that would not be as sticky. For normal sawing (non-competition) I see the "...
by Jim_Thode
November 28th, 2019, 9:51 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 4023

Re: Lubricant

Brianthehurdler, I only use lubricant when needed to cut pitch on conifer trees. Around here Douglas Fir can be pitchy. I never have needed any on hardwood trees, cedar or hemlock that I mostly cut for firewood. Back in the day when all the falling was done with crosscuts I have been told that the b...
by Jim_Thode
November 15th, 2019, 9:19 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON WE Gibbs raker gauge.
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 162

Re: WE Gibbs raker gauge.

This gauge with three pins is used to set a lead (one raker tip higher then the other) on the rakers. The right and left pin can be used to set the rakers on both ends of the saw with the same tool and without reversing the saw. At least that is what the patent description says. See: https://patenti...
by Jim_Thode
November 3rd, 2019, 7:06 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Mine saw ID
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 130

Re: Mine saw ID

I have not see this logo on a saw but I do have a stainless steel Simonds 222 saw that indicates it has a Mine Temper. I believe it is softer then normal saws to reduce chance of a spark in a potentially explosive underground environment. https://a4.pbase.com/o6/24/643724/1/144491834.a64XUU69.IMG_50...
by Jim_Thode
October 23rd, 2019, 2:03 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON is shedtherapy.com online shop working?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 134

Re: is shedtherapy.com online shop working?

My web-developer says my online shop selling files and a few other tools is now working. Please have a look and tell me if you think so too. https://www.shedtherapy.com/shed-shop/ I am particularly interested if the postage calculates as I intended: • Free in UK • £10 for first item worldwide un-tr...
by Jim_Thode
October 9th, 2019, 9:31 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 6449

Re: Wanted: Vintage setting/swaging hammer

Considering the prices for a good old saw set-swaging hammer, I am going to grind down the faces of an auto body hammer to make a saw hammer. It would be good to hear from everyone about the best face diameter for a set-swaging hammer. The face at about 5/8" diameter seems to be about right. I made...
by Jim_Thode
September 30th, 2019, 6:50 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Is this a "slope angle" ?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 181

Re: Is this a "slope angle" ?

I'd suggest describing the shape of cutter teeth with just two angles. Your slope angle can be varied depending on the orientation of the file. With a vice with a thicker face the file can be rotated on its axis and changed so it is not perpendicular to the saw to get any angle. https://a4.pbase.com...
by Jim_Thode
September 22nd, 2019, 9:36 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Gumming
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 718

Re: Gumming

Looks like a good way to extend the life of a blade. Does the fiber wheel heat the blade significantly? Do the gullets end up “U” shaped, or can the original shape be duplicated? Since the metal is relatively thin and it cuts fast the heat build up does not seem to be a problem. You can grind them ...
by Jim_Thode
September 22nd, 2019, 9:31 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON J.Sells handle
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 2013

Re: J.Sells handle

Brother Ben,

There were no special handles for topping saws. They used standard two man saw handles, maybe with a shorter wood part.
Jim