Monthly Archives: September 2014

Midnight Special

A [metal] lathe center height tool        This tool is used to quickly set a lathe bit at the center line. I actually prefer the “pinch the ruler between the bit and part and and adjust until the … Continue reading

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Pics of latest back saw

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A Tale of Two Saws

Another video with no production values. 1) Both saws have the same PPI (10), flem (20º), rake (15º) and set (I measured the kerfs at 0.006″ and 0.007″ over the plate size). The plates are 0.020″ vs 0.025″. So why … Continue reading

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Backsaw parts kit

Time to paint it green (my term for soak it in oil so I can’t work on it any more). There isn’t a square surface in this thing – it is all angles, curves and chamfers. Which is fine if … Continue reading

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