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Crosscut Set
« on: February 28, 2016, 08:31:30 am »
Been searching and trying to find a cross cut set for setting the kerf etc on a crosscut saw. Dad was telling me how they did it growing up. But the tool my grandpa used came up missing after he passed.

Dad said my grandpa could sharpen a crosscut to make her sing good while cutting. Was good hearing some new old stories. 
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 10:50:35 am »
My dad's father could really sharpen hand saws and he fixed up my dad's cross cut saws too. The cross cuts were as fast as a chainsaw back in the 50's. He lived with us and was retired. He sharpened all my mother's table knives one day and that caused a big ruckus with my mother. He was one that ate off his table knife and only used the fork to push the food onto his knife??? I didn't think too much of him sharpening the table knives being as I was a little kid but in recent years, I've come across people that do that on You Tube.
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 12:47:24 pm »
You can still find saw sets on eBay some and a flee markets and estate sales. The link has some pics and blue prints to make some of your own tools.
http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/pdfpubs/pdf05232815/pdf05232815dpi300.pdf
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 12:58:00 pm »
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 01:05:27 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSpvWhA5diMTbLmYOw8y9b5vnc6tjcXiI
Here is a bunch of videos from an old forest service guy. I think they are very well done kind of long but a great reference.
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2016, 01:13:09 pm »
Thank you for links. We are setting here talking about it.

Checked ebay last night but nothing like grandpa used was on there.

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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 01:15:53 pm »
Dad wants to get the crosscut going again for his grand kids. My son and my bro's son so the info can be handed down another generation.
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2016, 01:29:17 pm »
That is a great skill and a great thing to pass down.
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2016, 03:15:31 pm »
I have my grandfather's around here somewhere.

You may not need to set the tooth offset?

Just sharpen the teeth
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Re: Crosscut Set
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2016, 05:35:41 pm »
The kerf is to narrow. Teeth are sharp. This one is like new.
The other  old one is broke in half grandpa and dad used.
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