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by sumnergeo
June 16th, 2019, 5:57 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2328

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 1
ViewsCOLON 120

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 228

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 228

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 455

Re: Which saw should I use?

Pretty much keep my felling to the back of yonder...
by sumnergeo
February 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Which saw should I use?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 455

Re: Which saw should I use?

by sumnergeo
December 20th, 2018, 7:39 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Saw ID
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 592

Re: Saw ID

I'm with PATCsawyer on this. I've done electrolysis and pumice and sandpaper and find that the easiest and quickest - and with minimal damage - is fine sandpaper (220). Unlike PATCsawyer, I flood the saw with water while sanding to flush out the gunk then dry off the saw afterwards. I use a nine-inc...
by sumnergeo
December 14th, 2018, 2:58 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 5192

Re: an inch off a green maple round

Here is the finished burl:
burl2.jpg
by sumnergeo
December 10th, 2018, 3:54 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 5192

Re: an inch off a green maple round

Whenever I have tearout, it's time to sharpen!
by sumnergeo
December 4th, 2018, 2:03 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON an inch off a green maple round
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 5192

Re: an inch off a green maple round

What happened to the burl? Good question. I'll try to get a photo. There was a steel frame built to hold the two halves. The wood faces were routed, sanded and finished and then a glass plate over them to make a coffee table. The artisan is Gen Ohman of G.T. Ohman Fine Furniture. http://www.ohmanfur...