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Getting Going (Again) #4: Saving the logs....

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Blog entry by ForestGrl posted 07-13-2015 03:03 AM 867 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The health of a bunch of logs leapt to the top of the priority list today. After helping hubby add a beam to our deck structure, and cleaning off all the clutter from the shop countertops, I suddenly noticed the bigger members in my “cart o’ logs” were checking badly. The pith needs to be removed from several, but chainsawing isn’t an option. Up next—the band saw. . . 1/4” blade not a good idea on a 10” log, look for larger blade. Oh dear, all 10 them are rusty! There’s one 3/4” blade that can be soaked overnight in Evaporust, I’ll rinse it off tomorrow, and try it out. Really a drag to lose all those blades!

So, soak we will, and spin the lathe for a few minutes just for fun. In the Great Northwest, our summers are so short, there are wayyyyyy too many things that need to get done!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-13-2015 11:52 AM

Hi Jamie. I’ll bet those rusty blades will work just fine if sharp. Load one on the saw with the guides backed away and then us a small sanding block to sand the blade while running but sand only behind the teeth where the guides hit the blade.

I use a 1/4×10 pitch blade for every thing- wood, plastic and aluminum and even resawing thick wood and logs. I buy industrial blades from Tubergen Saw Service and they cut and last better than Grizzly or Olson which I used to buy.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ForestGrl

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#2 posted 07-13-2015 03:54 PM

I put the 3/4” blade in to soak last night, and will do the sanding thing on it. The other blades are much smaller, probably will skip sanding attempt. I don’t change blades for every little thing, but prefer a larger blade with lower TPI for a log over 7” or so. 3/4” is somewhat overkill here, but it’s cleaner than the 1/2”s

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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