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Got some Bradford Pear logs, and a really big Saw

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Blog entry by ChickenChaser posted 11-13-2015 01:40 PM 795 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There was a storm that knocked down a neighbors Bradford Pear tree. I tried spliting it, but that was a disaster. I had recently picked up an old one man cross cut saw from an estate sale for $15 so I re-sharpend the teeth to 90 degress for a rip pattern. It worked an I eventually got threw, but it took forever. I found that a 6 ppi 26” Pannel saw did the job much more efficiently.
Just a little tip I wish someone could have told me before I spent all that time on the cross cut saw.



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#1 posted 11-13-2015 02:27 PM

How many strokes did it take to get to the center of that tootsie pop.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 03:19 PM

took some logs of this size and tried to make boxes from them, found that Pear splits horribly,
spent two years trying to stabilize it.
Didn’t know what I was doing , a total waste of my time.
sorry to say.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 09:42 PM

Don’t know how long I spent sawing that stuff. But it was a hell of a work out. And I was way less exhausted just using a panel saw. It does cut way easier green. ever with only 6ppi. I might try to file a saw to 3-4 ppi and see how it does.

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#4 posted 11-14-2015 06:36 PM

Bradford pear is a very good wood for woodturning.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 11-14-2015 07:07 PM



Bradford pear is a very good wood for woodturning.

- tomd


I’ve only done a few little things on the lathe with it so far, but they turned out beutifully. I’ve also carved a mini gnome with it. and with a good harp carving knife it cuts very well.

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