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by sumnergeo
May 15th, 2020, 5:52 am
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON DIY rip saw #3
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1281

Re: DIY rip saw #3

I looked at your video and am not sure what you mean by straight teeth. I have been "ripping" a number of pecan logs and my procedure is to cut an inch or so into the butt with a 3-ft crosscut then split with wedges then draw knife and plane to get planks. This is not pit saw sort of work since the ...
by sumnergeo
April 19th, 2020, 7:40 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Serrations in teeth
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1369

Re: Serrations in teeth

And here I always thought that a crosscut saw was nothing but big sharpened knife with some serrations! Perhaps little serrations on top of the big serrations help? Imagine a 3 ft piece of carbon steel sharpened to a knife edge. Now, try to cut a 12 inch oak or pine log with that nice, sharp piece o...
by sumnergeo
March 28th, 2020, 10:26 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Bark removal
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 1859

Re: Bark removal

Lotsa nice looking noodles on the snow... That's one way to know it is cutting well.
by sumnergeo
October 7th, 2019, 7:57 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Gumming
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1948

Re: Gumming

1/4 x 7 inch reinforced wheel. I would guess 60 grit. This is a straight wheel but depressed center should work. It doesn't have any info on the wheel. I wouldn't over think it.
by sumnergeo
September 30th, 2019, 12:51 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Gumming
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1948

Re: Gumming

It is possible to get the saw too hot to touch if you agressively remove material. We found that "easy does it" is a good approach so the steel doesn't get too hot.

I'll attach a photo of a foot-powered gummer from the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
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by sumnergeo
June 16th, 2019, 5:57 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 4491

Re: Saw Heat Treating

I have a problem and it looks like the answer is waiting in plain sight based on these amazing tests. I have a 5 1/2 ft Simonds #113 (I think) with .080" at the teeth. After gumming the gullets and shaping the teeth and rakers and filing the cutters to one mm triangles, I found that the set ranged f...
by sumnergeo
June 14th, 2019, 8:12 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Gumming
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1948

Gumming

During our saw filing class last year we found that much of our filing involved cleaning out and deepening the gullets. I helped Mike Siemsen (http://schoolofwood.com/) design and build a motorized gummer. We used a 1725 rpm motor with 1:1 belt drive to a fiber wheel. It certainly has saved a lot of...
by sumnergeo
June 14th, 2019, 7:55 am
ForumCOLON Simonds Saws
TopicCOLON Simonds No. 113?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1232

Re: Simonds No. 113?

That would have been good to find, unfortunately it is a D about 3/16" high.
by sumnergeo
June 11th, 2019, 10:18 am
ForumCOLON Simonds Saws
TopicCOLON Simonds No. 113?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1232

Simonds No. 113?

I'm working on a 5 1/2 ft saw that I assume is a Simonds No. 113, the swayback cousin of the No. 13. I can't find an etch but there is a stamped D in the lower left hand corner on each side when the saw is held with the teeth down. I can't find a Disston that looks like this saw so what is the D doi...
by sumnergeo
February 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Which saw should I use?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1997

Re: Which saw should I use?

Pretty much keep my felling to the back of yonder...