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by Gavin Longrain
May 30th, 2017, 11:37 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON How to best describe pitch of gullet/cutter/raker ?
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1648

How to best describe pitch of gullet/cutter/raker ?

Because I may get more saw-plates made ready for filing by me and others, I want to understand how to better think about merits of any design. My best suggestion so far is to focus on two numbers: 1. points-per-foot 2. variation from the mean point-to-point distance For the images below: a) which nu...
by Gavin Longrain
May 30th, 2017, 11:15 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON tooth-pitch matched to log-diameter?
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 5680

Re: tooth-pitch matched to log-diameter?

PATCSawyer,
Thanks for Corona picture above.

Will you please post picture of this saw with at least 12 inches of ruler in view, with ruler-end touching one cutter? I can then work out the pitch of rakers, gullets & cutters.
Like this:
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Place one end of ruler on a cutter
by Gavin Longrain
May 30th, 2017, 4:36 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON tooth-pitch matched to log-diameter?
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 5680

tooth-pitch matched to log-diameter?

Is there any formula to relate tooth-pitch to log-diameter? Or some experience you folks can share? I will be giving talks soon to various groups. I want to suggest appropriate saws to select. Assume that most UK bucking will be for diameters less than 12 inches, what tooth per inch is appropriate? ...
by Gavin Longrain
May 30th, 2017, 2:49 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Dolly Chapman Training
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 2150

Dolly Chapman Training

To the filer who wonders if attending a Dolly Chapman training class is worth the money asked: The answer is YES. Sawman and I have just facilitated 5 days of Dolly's training here in UK . Dolly has a marvellous knack of keeping group focus, acknowledging all contributions, imparting deep knowledge,...
by Gavin Longrain
May 30th, 2017, 2:38 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Sawmate
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3535

Re: Sawmate

I think the key issue here is: " What is best way to arrange the away-from-you i.e. the return stroke?" These could include: 1. a human 2. a rubberman 3. your own muscles e.g. if the available human was more work than help 4. Sawmate (mentioned above) When I used a rubberman I liked the adjustabilit...
by Gavin Longrain
May 22nd, 2017, 11:09 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Welding broken teeth?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 3698

Welding broken teeth?

I know nothing about welding but I want to learn how to weld broken teeth. My neighbour does know about welding. He said Do you use TIG or MIG? I don't, so ask my friends here: What do I use? I happen to have a welder with a wire spool that feeds into the weld. Is that good enough? I know bandsaws w...
by Gavin Longrain
May 17th, 2017, 5:02 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Saw Anvil construction?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 3024

Re: Saw Anvil construction?

Jim,
Just what I needed. Thanks. As ever: you thoughts are bang on the money as we used to say in Australia
by Gavin Longrain
May 16th, 2017, 11:21 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Saw Anvil construction?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 3024

Saw Anvil construction?

At Bodgers Ball 2017, Sawman brought along a wonderful saw-anvil. Dolly Chapman, our class tutor, has not got one and tells us she flattens saws on medium-density fibre-board ( aka MDF) on a level part of her concrete garage floor. Question: could I fabricate an effective portable anvil from concret...
by Gavin Longrain
May 16th, 2017, 10:58 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 6025

Re: Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles

Thanks for that. I will take advice from my boffin-pals about just what we need from you in the CAD-way and revert.
by Gavin Longrain
May 6th, 2017, 9:17 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Tutorial: rotating saw vise - part 1
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 7068

Re: Tutorial: rotating saw vise - part 1

Five years after I posted the above, here is latest version. I used recycled glued, laminated beams so the vise cheeks will not warp. I had them re-sawn on a mobile bandsaw mill so the cheek faces meet perfectly. To see this live, come visit me at ShedTherapy.com HQ anytime. Even better join a saw-s...