I tried sawing a log dog

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Project by bowtie posted 709 days ago 1146 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If their is a mistake to make I think I’ve done it! I left a log dog too high and ruined a saw blade while sawing some pine recently. Turns out they make nice knife blades.
Shorter knife has red cedar grips and should be a good skinning knife, the longer knife is a filet knife with yellow pine grips.
After making a sheath I’m giving the “pine knife” to my buddy who gave me the pine logs.
Thanks for looking,

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 709 days ago

Really nice work. I can match you mistake for mistake

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 709 days ago

Excellent “save.”

Beautiful knives too !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 709 days ago

Been there, done that, with my mill also. What amazed me was how good it cut the log dog. Nice knives, you done good!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 709 days ago

good way to turn a mistake into a great steak knife, and fillet some nice meat, they look really nice…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 709 days ago

How far into the log dog did you get? Everyone who has a sawmill has either done the same thing or will do it someday… I hit a gate hinge in the middle of a 48” red oak log once and I didn’t notice anything till I pulled off the board. Only one tooth was broken and only 3 were dulled. Very impressive performance from a Timberwolf bandsaw blade.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 709 days ago

I got about 1/8” into the 1/4” wall 2” square tubing! It rounded or removed most of the teeth.
I think I’ll try some timberwolf blades next time I have to order some if their that tough.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 708 days ago

How about a pic of a ‘log dog’ before mutilation? Nice knives and handles. Too bad about your blade.

-- Dennis, WV

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#8 posted 708 days ago

Like I said on another post, you didn’t make a mistake, you made a design change! And A good one at that!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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