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by Aguineapig
February 19th, 2012, 7:56 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Just and intro...maybe a few questions
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 9947

Re: Just and intro...maybe a few questions

some saws will pull really pretty noodles, especially in green wood, but others don't. I have a 4' simonds tuttle tooth bucking saw that I didn't swage the rakers on and despite it not pulling noodles it cuts really quick and pulls lots of wet chunks of saw dust. when I first started I was under the...
by Aguineapig
January 19th, 2012, 11:51 am
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON Trail Axe
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 10083

Re: Trail Axe

I carry a 2 1/4 pound axe on a 27" handles. Never had the need for a bigger axe for driving wedges, as long as you use thin bucking wedges a lighter axe might take a few more swings but has always worked fine for me. This is my favorite axe for limbing and I feel comfortable bucking with it too. Of ...
by Aguineapig
December 6th, 2011, 3:18 pm
ForumCOLON Disston Saws
TopicCOLON Old Disston felling saw
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 3514

Old Disston felling saw

I picked this saw up back in October for 10 bucks. Had Disston climax pattern handles (one was rusted and no good), I subsequently put on these western handles. No idea what model this is, its pretty old from what I can tell. http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/aguineapig/Picture753.jpg There wa...
by Aguineapig
September 11th, 2011, 6:11 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON How much set for a flat ground saw
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 4349

Re: How much set for a flat ground saw

Yes I did go over it and tweak it. It had a very slight bow to it, but it came out. I couldn't notice anything from the spine vantage point after touching that up. I will check the other way though; thats something I overlooked. Thanks for the reminder.
by Aguineapig
September 11th, 2011, 3:23 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON How much set for a flat ground saw
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 4349

Re: How much set for a flat ground saw

I think I did the rakers 10/1000. I will double check though. The logs I was cutting were semi-dry pine, cut in a saw buck so bind shouldn't be much of an issue. The back of the saw is extremely thick; that is to say that the blade is very thick stock which makes me reluctant to use too much set giv...
by Aguineapig
September 11th, 2011, 8:32 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON How much set for a flat ground saw
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 4349

How much set for a flat ground saw

I picked up a "warranted superior" tuttle tooth on Ebay a few months ago. I started the set at around 10/1000 but it was binding in blow down pine, so I bumped it up to 15/100. Same result, it would bind about 1/3 into the log. 18/1000 is slightly better but still "pinchy". My question to you folks ...
by Aguineapig
August 31st, 2011, 4:46 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON New one-man saws: Ben Meadows vs ???
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 7429

Re: New one-man saws: Ben Meadows vs ???

http://jimscrosscutsaws.com/ I am sure he could set you up with a well filed saw for less than a Curtis. Just shoot him an email and ask what he has got.
by Aguineapig
August 31st, 2011, 4:44 pm
ForumCOLON Other tools
TopicCOLON Wedges?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 11634

Re: Wedges?

Pretty pictures PATC.... How much set on that saw? looks pretty kerfy, but I'm sure thats mostly the weight of the log pulling it.
by Aguineapig
August 28th, 2011, 6:58 pm
ForumCOLON Axes
TopicCOLON Best new felling axe? ...splitting maul?
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 8193

Re: Best new felling axe? ...splitting maul?

I only use vintage axes really. If I had to purchase a production axe, it would probably be a council tool due to pricing. I like to use a 3 to 3 1/4 pound axe on a 30" for heavy work, and a 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 on a 28" handle for a saw assistant.
by Aguineapig
August 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Homemade auxiliary handles
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 8207

Homemade auxiliary handles

Has anyone ever fabricated one themselves? Any info would be much appreciated... I want about 4 for different saws I have, but at 25 bucks a pop new, I'd rather buy two more crosscuts ;)