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by Gavin Longrain
May 6th, 2017, 1:28 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON new saw vise built
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 2093

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 6025

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 6025

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...
by Gavin Longrain
May 2nd, 2017, 1:27 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 6025

Gavin experiments with 2-part D handles

I will soon offer these 2 part D handles for sale. They will be final-tested at Bodgers Ball 2017 in Shropshire. Their great advantage is the ease of locating your holes perfectly on the saw-plate.I rout them from 12 mm ply.
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This image shows 3 dowels located and one hole awaiting dowel
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Helper and D handles fitted!
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by Gavin Longrain
May 2nd, 2017, 1:16 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Google photos - how to share them on this board?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2471

Re: Google photos - how to share them on this board?

Well I can make the Image work - but the size is huge - any ideas how to reduce it... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LYHuKWmWNH52grKy8GPbxnrzlOrtZh6dz6IHr9bhZ7As7NPcOA04wHBPE46l4GVbGhH4Vp0XVYmfeoM-GxvHrKzpDuHw-MvWHUZOJJncD0ZoMGeT-b0rsYCzWojbfouJWAOx5LTTAXmMl7BctczChk_tNS7fT6j_XMmbZ9AOJkRlzSo-eNeI...
by Gavin Longrain
April 26th, 2017, 2:01 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Google photos - how to share them on this board?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2471

Google photos - how to share them on this board?

I now use Google photos to store my images. How can I post those images on this board?

I tried the Img and the URL buttons - neither worked for me.

Help!
by Gavin Longrain
March 30th, 2017, 2:11 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON CAD Drawings of helper handles... ?
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 4066

Re: CAD Drawings of helper handles... ?

Thanks for this input gents. I no longer need CAD drawings for I have found someone to fabricate such bolts for me in UK.
by Gavin Longrain
March 25th, 2017, 1:14 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Fly press use?
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1787

Fly press use?

Has any one used a fly-press to punch out teeth on longsaws? I have found someone to make dies for me. So I wonder about actually making saws at events like Bodgers Ball... :idea: I understand fly press works fine on 4 teeth per inch saws - and finer. I wonder how well it would work on big-tooth saw...
by Gavin Longrain
March 22nd, 2017, 1:56 pm
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON New Pit Saws
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 3235

Re: New Pit Saws

Minimum quantity is 500 units.Download the pdf and you'll see.

At EUR42.6 for the 8 foot long one they are cheap. Note they are not sharpened and may be terribly out of joint.
So if you do have EUR 21,300 you'd like to put into saws let me know. I'll take one off you - at even EUR 50 :D
by Gavin Longrain
February 14th, 2017, 4:23 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Dolly Chapman UK tour 2017
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 2085

Dolly Chapman UK tour 2017

Update 22 Feb: only one place left in Scotland event. If that will become yours, book here . Dolly Chapman ( yes - the famous filer from California is actually coming to UK :D ) will teach at: Bodgers Ball in Shropshire May 11 and 12. Tickets should be on sale around end Feb 2017 and will be approx ...