Crosscut Saw from Hambone Saw Works

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Crosscut Saw from Hambone Saw Works

Post by hambone » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:13 pm

It would look great hanging inside your camper!
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And a thanks to Dtrumbo who started me down this oldtimey path!

yeah it's a stretch but I really need the money yeah throw me out I deserve it. :study:
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Re: Crosscut Saw from Hambone Saw Works

Post by Jivermo » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:42 am

Not real clear on this; did you make this saw? What kind of steel?

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Post by hambone » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:18 pm

Blank was specialty made from high speed bandsaw steel, then I set and sharpened it. So I didn't make it, just turned it into a functional saw. It took 4 days of full on work; very difficult to work with such hard material.
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Post by asiab3 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:02 pm

Bob, there is some fascinating and enjoyable writing going on here. Last year I was hit with the "typewriter" bug, and now you turn me on to these guys? Luckily the palm trees around here don't need much clearing…

Beautiful saw work, too.
True to form, it doesn't have the same quality and heft as some of the larger and better made saws of the era. But compared to modern products, it appears top of the line. Funny how historic perspective distorts. Junk, we live in an era of junk. The only way to get real quality is to find the old antiquated "junk" from another era.
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Post by hambone » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks man. I often live in my head.
I would love to find a living in creative writing. Something steady instead of this ****-ing artist lifestyle. Middle Path...
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Post by chachi » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 am

wait, robbie, you're into typewriters?
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Post by Jivermo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:28 am

Hah. 16 months? I'd say Robbie has waited long enough.

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Post by asiab3 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:07 pm

Haha true, Ian!
chachi wrote:wait, robbie, you're into typewriters?
I accidentally got into an Underwood Noiseless from '22 a few years ago. Damn those pre-war "economy" machines are nice. Probably shoot me a PM if you want to really nerd out… ;)

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Post by Jivermo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:02 pm

I have half a dozen of them, including my grandfather's Remington 5 that had in China in the '30's.

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Post by chachi » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:31 pm

i have gone through many american pre-war machines but i eventually settled on "western" german post war machines as my scribes of choice, two torpedos and a beautful two-tone voss. i find they have the same snappy response and build quality of a certain german automaker we all know and love...
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Post by asiab3 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:14 pm

Looks like I'll have to camp in Oregon again next summer; I'll bring my scribe this time. :D

Except I haven't had a chance to practice splitting any firewood. You guys can laugh at my "city-boy" technique all over again!

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Post by hambone » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:31 pm

Any time.
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Re: Crosscut Saw from Hambone Saw Works

Post by chachi » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:33 pm

i like the image of us all typing our board posts from the forest on typewriters. just have to figure out the A to D...
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Re: Crosscut Saw from Hambone Saw Works

Post by Jivermo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:42 am

Speaking of splitting firewood, I was considering ordering the #2 Hudson Bay hatchet from Council Tool. They make a standard version and also a premium model, the Velvicut, which is a beauty, but pricey at 160 bucks. Any other quality camp hatchet suggestions?

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