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Forum topic by ATSawyer posted 10-22-2009 12:26 AM 7395 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ATSawyer

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10-22-2009 12:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: crosscut saw saw filing one-man saw two-man saw swaging traditional tools resource sharpening traditional

Not what you think. This video is for big saws. I didn’t see a Traditional Tools forum so I’ll put it here for anyone who may be interested. Displays of my work are apparent on wilderness trails in Virginia…......

http://www.youtube.com/user/PATCsawyer#p/a/u/0/FrYsFlx3OSY

-- Dan


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#1 posted 11-15-2009 04:52 AM

I cut more wood with my CC saw than I do with my Stihl. Someday I’m going to make a video of what those saws sound like when running through a dead, dry oak. They really sing.

-- Dan

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 03:39 PM

Well if you are going to use a saw like that it would be foolish to use a dull one. Nice turorial. I just tuned up my 2-man CC saw the other day (one of them)...just can’t find anyone to run the other end of the saw.

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 06:59 PM

Great video!!! THANKS!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 09:48 PM

Daren – looks like you have a felling saw (a sharp one). Those are difficult to run single handedly. You could run a two man bucking saw by yourself though, as they are wider and stiffer.

-- Dan

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 10:14 PM

Yep, a felling saw…or “misery whip”...

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 02:55 AM

It’s sure a misery whip when it’s dull, but if you used it to cut all that wood behind you, it’s in fine shape.

Speaking of singing saws, this is an underbucking demo, but you can hear the saw teeth “ring” as they go through the log:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhWSmMbZSxY

-- Dan

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 04:27 AM

Nice. The axe was well placed for the underbuck, held firm.

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#8 posted 11-24-2009 03:22 AM

Felling saws are narrow and flexible like Daren’s. They allow you to drive in a wedge sooner than a wide-body bucking saw. When dull, any saw is miserable to cut with. Misery whip is an old timey term for a cc saw.

Some day I just may make a video of several long-toothed saws running through a seasoned oak. Each one would have a different pitch as the teeth would be different lengths. They become like tuning forks when they vibrate.

-- Dan

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#9 posted 11-24-2009 05:02 AM

This is a really good tutorial on sharpening. Thanks for putting this together and sharing.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#10 posted 11-24-2009 07:45 PM

For all of you who still use dial-up and have trouble downloading video, the US Forest Service has an excellent PDF about using and filing crosscut saws.
the name is: SAWS THAT SING. A Guide to Using Crosscut Saws. by David E. Michael #0E02A4-Crosscut Saw

They also have a PDF about using and caring for axes: AN AXE TO GRIND by Bernie Weisgerber #SE82A42

I don’t remember where I found them but a Google search by title or author will find them I think, or perhaps go to the USFS website.

-- Have fun ! Be Safe !

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#11 posted 01-11-2012 05:28 PM

Excellent video on sharpening. I learned a lot from it. Thanks Dan!

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