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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2012, 10:33:54 am »
Speaking of axes, Moonhill and I just had this conversation...I've been keeping my eye out for a certain axe for timberframing.  I used one Collin Beggs had that I really liked.  It's smaller than a felling axe, but larger than a hatchet.  Moonhill and I figured about 27-29 inches long overall, about a 2.25 lb head, with true fawns foot.  We also talked about the beard and jaw, and basically it has to have some curve to it and not be straight across.  I don't usually see many around where I live, but I'm keeping my eye out for what we named the "moma bear" axe.
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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2012, 09:05:15 pm »
is it what they call a pole axe or trappers axe
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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2012, 10:08:32 pm »
I am looking for a chain mortiser, does anyone have one they would be willing to sell?

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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2012, 01:55:55 pm »
If they had one to sell it would be listed in the "for sale" section. Not here.

And if you want to buy one you should list your request in "wanted".... not here.

Your new post here is not in the right place.

But I think I'll leave it so that others will understand how find one and where to look.

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worm drive saws
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2014, 04:37:00 pm »
I have three very old Skill  Worm Drive Saws.  The Blades measure 11 and 5/8 and the saws and blades are dimond arbors.   Two of them are in good condition in the steel carry cases they came in from the manufacturer.  One has the book with it.
 Are theese saws useful for Timber Framing ?  I know they were used in the Hold of ships to cut caulking dunnage.   Usually 8x8 and larger Oak.   Anybody know anything about them?
 They look like you could cut your leg of if you wern't paying attention and holding on tight.
 I think theese worm drive saws have a lot of torc.  They weigh about 35 or 40 pounds a piece.
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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2016, 12:29:30 pm »
Thank you very much for all the information, it helped me a lot. What do you think about locust tree for framing? I have at the disposal a lot of locust trees, unfortunately I can't tell the difference between Honey locust and Black locust. I also need a new circular saw, I found some positive reviews about Makita, see here for example. What do you think about circular saws with left mounted blade? It should improve the visibility.

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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2016, 04:20:11 pm »
You could/should start a new thread for each new subject.
Locust is good for pegs, I haven't framed with it.
All saws have their benefits and disadvantages.
You'll need to pick one or two for yourself.

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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2017, 02:12:54 pm »
Question for Jim Rogers:

Have you been able to test the new layout tool from TFHQ?

Would you recommend it over the original from TFG considering the increased cost?

Thanks,
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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2017, 04:10:05 pm »
I've used it, don't like it.
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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2017, 09:43:21 pm »
I have used it many times. I love it. Of course it is a bit different then the original Big Al but once you get going with it you'll wonder why they didn't put the rules on the original Big Al in the first place.

Due to all the rules all over every slot and all edges it costs more. But it is worth it in my opinion.

 

  



  



 

 

 

It's a bit larger so it's a bit heavier.

If you have any specific questions please ask.

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Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2017, 05:41:58 am »
Great, thanks for your feedback. They are expensive for us Canadians with the current exchange rate, but I am hoping this will pay-off in time savings.