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by Ernest Becker
November 4th, 2011, 7:46 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Tool Link
RepliesCOLON 15
ViewsCOLON 19297

Re: Tool Link

Now that is impressive! Nicely done.
by Ernest Becker
October 27th, 2011, 7:23 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Files for crosscut tuning and sharpening
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2848

Re: Files for crosscut tuning and sharpening

A related question is: How does one fit a file to 'drive on' ferrule wood handles (ie Warrensville file)?
...Burn it in with a red-hot tang?
...Hammer it (carefully)?
...Use inertia to seat it (slam handle down with file tang resting inside)?
...Another method?
by Ernest Becker
October 27th, 2011, 7:14 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Lubrication test
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 5803

Re: Lubrication test

I've been wondering what is best to use for storage. Thanks for doing the test and sharing the results.
by Ernest Becker
October 10th, 2011, 6:28 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Big Tree on the PCT, Granite Chief Wilderness, incl. photos
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 16796

Re: Big Tree on the PCT, Granite Chief Wilderness, incl. pho

May I ask.. Is that Dolly Chapman in the photos?
by Ernest Becker
October 7th, 2011, 5:11 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Files for crosscut tuning and sharpening
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2848

Files for crosscut tuning and sharpening

What files do you find indispensable for sharpening and tuning a crosscut saw? What length files? What shape files? Mill, bastard, smooth, second cut, etc? Where do you get your files? What brands are better? What brands are not so good? What file do you use for jointing? ...for raker fitting? ...fo...
by Ernest Becker
October 5th, 2011, 8:20 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON German crosscut saw (new, not vintage)
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 5322

German crosscut saw (new, not vintage)

Has anyone used the German manufactured two-man crosscut saws available on the traditional woodworker website? I assume it is flat ground. Does the 18 gauge design and 4 1/2" breast sound like it would effectively single buck? Looks like those handle brackets are riveted on. Who is the manufacturer ...
by Ernest Becker
October 5th, 2011, 2:55 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Books and other sources of info
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 2974

Books and other sources of info

What books (or booklets, videos, etc) have you seen that at least touch upon on the subject of crosscut saws or related areas? This might include the saws themselves, sharpening, logging with crosscuts, other tools used with crosscut saws, etc. Title, author, year published, a brief description, and...
by Ernest Becker
September 21st, 2011, 8:00 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Saw vise
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 16980

Re: Saw vise

Here is a photo of a vise from the USDA Forest Service 'New Tools for Old Saws' by Bob Beckley. This document can be found online and has several other crosscut saw contraptions (eg jointer, adjustable spider, etc). It has detailed dimensioned drawings.
by Ernest Becker
September 21st, 2011, 6:06 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Helpful Links
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 24422

Re: Helpful Links

Thank PATCsawyer for this link with an outstanding video series of Warren Miller on the subject of crosscut saws:

http://vimeo.com/13313187

Be sure to look on the right side of that webpage to see many video segments of Warren (jointing, swaging, straightening, etc)
by Ernest Becker
September 21st, 2011, 6:01 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds No. 113
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3667

Re: Simonds No. 113

Thanks, I will heed your advice.

What color would you (or have you) heated those rakers to on the Simonds #113 to soften them for swaging?