Re: Big Ripsaw and Crosscut saw project
03/27/12 03:05 PM
I'm late on the party but I just feel the need to jump in since I'm intrigued with these saws! Both sketches do look teriffic but the ripper with the WM&C shaped handle is an absolute winner! It's so nice and I really hope that the saw will get like the sketch. Can't wait to see it.
Your metal shear looks good and the result even better! It's a hard thing to cut .040" or even thicker tool steel properly so I'm impressed with your result for sure.
The taper grinding is a challenge, there's no doubt. Pedder and I don't feel the right to say that we are through with this challenge. It's still something that gives some surprises... hm, mostly not the best ones. My conclusion right now is, that a cooled flat grinder would be the best choice to do it with the repeatable quality that you want. Craftsmen with flat grinders aren't hard to find but to find one who is willing to adjust his grinder .005" out of square is not that easy, at least for me.