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by Gavin Longrain
May 30th, 2017, 2:49 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Dolly Chapman Training
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1951

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 3312

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 3474

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 2821

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 2821

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 5742

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 6669

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...
by Gavin Longrain
May 6th, 2017, 1:28 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON new saw vise built
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1978

new saw vise built

Dolly Chapman arrives UK Wed. Sawman meets her Birmingham Airport. He built a new vise. I decided to do the same. I hope to post video of it shortly.
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Saw vise of re-sawn glue-lam beams
and yes, I have assembled it with eyebolts on the wrong side.
by Gavin Longrain
May 5th, 2017, 11:49 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 5742

Re: Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles

This is very useful. Thanks all for your comments - which motivate me to create & sell d-8 if I can. I assert the major use of crosscut saws in UK is for occasional sawbucking already-felled logs, i.e. not for continuous or forest work. So bog-standard D-handles work good enough here IMO. That said,...
by Gavin Longrain
May 4th, 2017, 8:37 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 5742

Re: Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles

Here is one D8 handle - with thumb grip. Apparently that helps ripping but not crosscutting. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8mxkzBCYMc4/S71ozjZ9CAI/AAAAAAAAAYE/VUvhEBqIpqI/s1600/CIMG1607.JPG More info on d8 handles is here. I'd welcome others' opinions but I reckon the upper lobe is useless on a crosscut...