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by PATCsawyer
June 12th, 2019, 4:42 am
ForumCOLON Simonds Saws
TopicCOLON Simonds No. 113?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 81

Re: Simonds No. 113?

Are you sure it's not a "B"? I have an Ohlen-Bishop one man saw with a B stamped on the heel. I've not noticed a similar stamp on my big saws, but O/B copied the number scheme of Simonds and the saws look identical:

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by PATCsawyer
April 22nd, 2019, 5:42 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Handles
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 177

Re: Atkins Handles

Atkins appears to have used the same paint on their other tools. NOS hand anvil:

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by PATCsawyer
December 19th, 2018, 7:10 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Saw ID
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 512

Re: Saw ID

The western folks like using pumice stones, but you're not likely to find those out east. I use either electrolysis or a sanding block with 100g or 220g sandpaper (depending on rust). There are plenty of electrolysis posts on this site that describe the process. When sanding, I lubricate the saw wit...
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 11:16 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 528

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

That's a nice length for eastern US and Canada. That, and 5.5' saws are the most requested lengths from people who approach me for saws. My six and seven-footers just collect dust.
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 8:39 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 528

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

How long is your shortened saw?
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 7:21 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 528

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

The only functional difference would be using the very end of that saw to the saw to finish your cut. Most filers don't lower the tabs when filing eastern saws and eventually, the tabs are higher than the cutters. This causes the tabs to ride higher in the kerf when finishing the cut or single bucki...
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 6:25 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 528

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

Could've been done for convenience, depending on the original length of the saw and where it's being used. Or, the owner wanted to mimic the tooth pattern of a western saw by removing the end tabs. I have shortened a few 7-footers for use in the east coast woods where the added length and weight wou...
by PATCsawyer
September 2nd, 2018, 4:43 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON John Glenn
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 5442

Re: John Glenn

I have been using Klinke's handbook for years https://www.amazon.com/Rigging-Handbook-5th-Jerry-Klinke/dp/1888724188 Many of the techniques and procedures are universal. Avoid slings on sharp corners, determining sling angles and their reduction factors, blocks and wire rope, careful inspection of a...
by PATCsawyer
September 1st, 2018, 5:41 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON John Glenn
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 5442

Re: John Glenn

maujds wroteCOLON..... we had a class canceled do to the district Ranger not allowing it.......
The Ranger disallowed the class because.....? Curious as to why it was cancelled.