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by Trailsawyer
May 14th, 2020, 8:04 pm
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON DIY rip saw #3
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 359

Re: DIY rip saw #3

Gavin, thanks for posting rip saw #3, an interesting project!
I've never had the urge - or opportunity - to use a rip saw, but it's nice to see that your DIY conversion works!
by Trailsawyer
March 25th, 2020, 7:46 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Bark removal
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 831

Re: Bark removal

Nice looking saw, and it looks like it is cutting well!
by Trailsawyer
January 14th, 2020, 6:06 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON West Coast Crosscut Saw Filers Social
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 757

Re: West Coast Crosscut Saw Filers Social

Thanks for posting information about the social/class!
Having a couple of "swap" tables is a great idea as well.
I hope I can make it!
by Trailsawyer
May 9th, 2019, 7:54 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 10042

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

I would think that it would cut well..... and that it would be quite easy to re-sharpen the "points" without changing the set or height of the tooth?
Let us know!
by Trailsawyer
May 9th, 2019, 7:44 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Chain saw question
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 935

Re: Chain saw question

Very little dirt is needed to take the edges off of your chain....... as you now know! All "dirt" is not equal, but i've never found any that was good to cut! On the bad end of the spectrum, volcanic ash can ruin a chain VERY quickly. At least you can sharpen a chain in minutes, rather than hours on...
by Trailsawyer
April 2nd, 2019, 11:55 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON 2019 Firewood
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 553

2019 Firewood

It's time to get busy cutting firewood again! I recently had to take down a Noble Fir in my back yard, 34" diameter at the stump - only 42 years old! After cleaning up the "mess", I have a 50' log to use as a test log for my saws - while turning it into firewood. LOTS of big knots to work around... ...
by Trailsawyer
March 14th, 2019, 9:01 pm
ForumCOLON Filing Tools
TopicCOLON Morin Gauge
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 7686

Re: Morin Gauge

Hello Brother Ben! Welcome to the forum. I have several Morin raker gauges, and none have any significant slope perpendicluar to the saw. My best guess as to why someone would slope a filing plate that way would be to try and keep the raker top square with the vertical centerline of the saw when wor...
by Trailsawyer
March 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Simonds 520 RAINIER ?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 3545

Re: Simonds 520 RAINIER ?

A cut down example of a Simonds Rainer on EBay....... "Up for bid in this auction is a Rare 5 1/2 ft. Simonds "Rainier" Two Man Cross Cut Logging Saw with Western Handles made for Seattle Hdwe Co. This saw has all its teeth in the Lance Tooth Pattern, has some stains, some light pitting, and a etch ...
by Trailsawyer
August 19th, 2018, 9:03 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Cant Hook or Peavey
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 2938

Re: Cant Hook or Peavey

167904229_46RH5Kpy_89.jpg Another tool that is being used by our BCHW trail crews is a high lift jack. They are heavy, but if you have a good mule to pack your gear, they are worth the weight! The jack can be used to eliminate bottom bind or move heavy cut logs from the trail. Photos of our 2018 we...
by Trailsawyer
April 8th, 2018, 11:50 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 3578

Re: Saw Heat Treating

Interesting tests Jim!
I'm looking forward to seeing a "simple" method for hardening a saw without cracking or excessive distortion......