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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2005, 09:17:13 am »
Peach,
I'm gonna give er a try today and see if I can get my ride down my driveway.
I'm hopin' to take a cruise ta Iron Mountain. Da real trick will be gittin' er back in da yard.   :-\
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2005, 09:43:04 am »
And I thought I was hard core riding int he rain and cold down here! Geez! I don't care to kick mine over at 24 degrees......

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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2005, 12:31:28 pm »
Peach
Do you guys cut blades down? I have a 56" f that I would like to make into a 52" b pattern.
Thanks
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2005, 05:56:17 pm »
Part 3

As much as Chet and I were enjoying our visit with Peach and watching him work on the saws that I know best, we knew it was time to move on to see more. Menominee Saw as I mentioned, deals in all kinds of saws. The next area we visited was for smaller circle saws, such as gang saws and edgers, or swing mills or anything that utilizes circle saw technology. They do anything you want there from getting you new blades to reconditioning what you already have, including insert tooth, solid tooth, or re-tipping of Carbide or Stellite tips. Below is just a glimpse of some of the machines in this part of Menominee saw.



Other machines in this general area are busy grinding chipper knives and veneer knives, working on cut-off saws, you name it, the list gos on and on!

I know, this part was short, but

Lots more to come!

Next up, Menominee saw is big! Across town to another complex! Bandsaws!
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2005, 07:43:35 pm »
Thanks Peach, having a professional blade guy on the Forum is Awesome

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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2005, 12:36:48 am »
Thanks for the tour !   Welcome Peach !  I got no saw trouble yet after switching from a old Disston to a new Simonds but I am sure I will have questions sooner or later especially on the inside collar stuff . Looks like you are needed here by many .
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2005, 07:12:53 am »
Welcome to the forum peach.  I once visited a saw Dr at seneca saw works in NY. So I have an idea of what goes on to get a saw to run just right. I wish you guys were closer. I have two blades out being worked on right now.  Good saw docters are in short supply few and far beetween. Hammering is becomming a " Lost Art" as there are not very many new people learning the trade.

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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2005, 08:33:26 pm »
Peach,

Ya ever heard of the Graves in MS/TN?

One of my best buddies is inheriting the family trade and hammerin' saws now. He's a fine blacksmith and a good arborist, but truin' saws seems to have got 'hold of him.  :)
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2005, 08:52:11 pm »
 Hello Peach, glad your with us.
 This is got to be the  8) 8) 8) thread. I've alway had an interest in saw doctor'n, guess from being a machinest most of the younger yrs. I like reading the how too's in the northern logger.
 Got some more Jeff?
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2005, 09:04:45 pm »
Yea come on Jeff we want more!!!!!

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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2005, 10:09:51 pm »
 :D

Coming soon!  :D I'll try for tomorrow. :)
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2005, 08:18:03 am »
 Peach, whats the largest dia. saw you ever wrestled?
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2005, 12:41:58 pm »
Peach, maybe someday you'll get this one. ;D It even makes me look small!


here is a link to the story on it. Its only about a 35 minute drive away from me.
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=3496.0
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2005, 07:29:48 am »
CRIKEY!

You wouldn't want to trip over in front of that one!!!

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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2005, 09:22:43 am »
Peach, justunder the picture is a link to another part of the forum that tells the story of the saw. :)
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2005, 10:33:07 pm »
Hey Peach, or anyone else
I have a Peterson swing blade and the instructions mention tensioning the blade but I'm not sure what that is, why it's needed, how one knows when it's needed, or how it's done. Help, anyone. ??? ??? ???
logging small time for years but just learning how, with a Forest stewardship plan, 2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed,  Peterson ATS upgraded to WPF mill, sugar maple/maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time

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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2005, 07:44:08 am »
You know Maple, you should come for some training on your mill sometime.  I'm actually having another Demo day in South Randolph Vermont on May 7th.  That is a little closer to you.

Tensioning the blade is absolutely necessary to keep the blade running straight and true in the cuts.  It actually installs a slight amout of cup in the blade that straightens out when it gets to the right RPM.  Without the proper amount of tension, the blade will not hold a true line in the cut. 

I had an out-of-tension blade on the mill a few weeks ago, and I wished I had thought to take some pictures and post them.  There are a lot of swing blades out there with out of tension blades that the operator does not even realize. 

Another thing, tensioning is absolurely an art form as others have mentioned in this thread.  Folks like Peach are hard to comeby, I know of just a few folks in New England that I would trust to hammer my blades.  ;)

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« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2005, 08:28:00 pm »
Thanks Peach. My blades I think are 21" or there abouts. I'll need to get the rpm, should be able to calc. eng at 3600 but not sure of gearing right now. The kerf is 5/32 (actually 5.5mm) carbide teeth with 8 teeth on the softwood blade and 6 on hardwood. I'll be down to the mill tomorrow and check out the rpm and verify the other info. ??? 8)  The blades attach to a hub with 4 flush bolts and a center hub but no collars unless you would call the hub which is probably almost 5" in diameter a collar.
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« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2005, 08:38:40 pm »
Got da camera back so I took a couple of picks of da Rim Saw dat Peach fixed up fur Jeff.



Jeff, lookin' at da pic it looks like Peach might have cut da arbor hole a wee bit too big.  :D  :D  :D  :D  Just kiddin' Peach  ;D



Dem teeth are just beggin' ta chew on some wood.  :)  Looks really good Peach, can't wait ta try er out.   8)
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Re: Jeff and Chet visit Menominee Saw
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2005, 08:52:32 pm »
Man, that looks like we better be careful putting it back together. :D  Looks good Peach!
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