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by Jim_Thode
March 29th, 2020, 6:43 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 10750

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

Trilliumrock,
Was there more then one set of the flat tipped cutters on the saw? With ones in the photo looking to be much shorter then the adjacent pointed cutters I wonder if the flat tipped ones were just dressed up cutters that the tip has been broke off.

Jim
by Jim_Thode
March 25th, 2020, 7:27 am
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Bark removal
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 1343

Re: Bark removal

Trilliumrock, Welcome to the group. In actual practice I never remove the bark when cutting firewood unless I have some reason to believe the bark is contaminated with soil or any other abrasive thing. Clean bark by itself is not a problem. If I get dirt on the log by skidding it out of the woods or...
by Jim_Thode
February 10th, 2020, 9:46 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Removing metal hardware from this loop handle?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 726

Re: Removing metal hardware from this loop handle?

I've never seen where anyone disassembled one of those. I'd suggest that you clean it as is without taking it apart. Some wire wheel on the metal and sandpaper on the wood with some finish of your choice should make it look and function as new.
by Jim_Thode
February 7th, 2020, 11:42 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 10750

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

Here is another little variation in filing cutter teeth. This is on Arden Corey's 520 competition saw. The idea was that it would cause less drag as the tooth moved along. He did not really know if it made any difference or not. https://a4.pbase.com/o12/18/427118/1/170395276.1yMn6sg7.Z99A8302a2.jpg
by Jim_Thode
January 31st, 2020, 1:49 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 10750

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

Soli, Your experience makes sense to me. The shorter the knife edge is, the more it would preform as a normal pointed cutter. The slope angle on mine were right at 70° so the only real difference between your method and the one I tried was the length of the knife edge. With my knife edge being much ...
by Jim_Thode
January 28th, 2020, 6:52 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 855

Re: Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!

Too bad they don't show any 42" double bit handles. Those are kind of hard to find.
by Jim_Thode
January 24th, 2020, 1:01 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing
RepliesCOLON 29
ViewsCOLON 10750

Re: A totaly differnt (Inverse) method of filing

An update on the flat toothed saw test: https://a4.pbase.com/o12/18/427118/1/169171228.4fifqlWt.P4280700a.jpg The Story of Two Saws Given two nearly identical saws, one with normal pointed cutters and one with flat top cutters, what one will cut better and what one will need less maintenance? The id...
by Jim_Thode
December 2nd, 2019, 5:29 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 5672

Re: Lubricant

Staining on steel and wood is common with green oak, maybe the citrus solvent promotes that staining. Many sawmill beds are stainless steel to prevent the staining when cutting green oak.
by Jim_Thode
December 1st, 2019, 9:37 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 5672

Re: Lubricant

John, I never heard of using any bar oil on crosscuts. By itself it seem like it would be too thick and sticky but maybe diluted it would be ok. I think I've heard of some modern sawyers using a graphite based lubricant and that would not be as sticky. For normal sawing (non-competition) I see the "...
by Jim_Thode
November 28th, 2019, 9:51 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 5672

Re: Lubricant

Brianthehurdler, I only use lubricant when needed to cut pitch on conifer trees. Around here Douglas Fir can be pitchy. I never have needed any on hardwood trees, cedar or hemlock that I mostly cut for firewood. Back in the day when all the falling was done with crosscuts I have been told that the b...