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Discussion in 'FAQs' started by philip, Jan 26, 2005.
Freds computer ribbon cable as saw blades. Thanks for sending them Fred!
You are welcome friend. Fred
Lookin' good guys!
Wow - those look great! What scale, and how about a "how-to"?
Very nice Philip! A how to on the blades would be great!
Guys, This is a quick easy project that I made in about 2 hours
The basic idea is to first make a curved convex piece like the prototype blade out of flatbrass. Thin stuff that can be cut with an exacto knife. Basically I use the Paulsen-Knudsen blade as a guide from Jons signature template. Shrunk it down to o-scale. Went out to the garage and looked at the real one I had. Measured it. Five feet long. Then take that (connector) blade looking thing that Fred sent today and rip it close to the edge of the teeth with the dremel tool without destroying the look of the thingie. Then take the thingie pieces and glue (CA) them on to the stock along the curvature of the blade. I glued it all down to a piece of plastic that can serve as a tool shadow board if the molding fail. The two handles are .025 plastic rod notched & hammered. Where the new teeth marry with the stock I filled it with the old green puddy and then sanded it flush. The last step was picking the excess puddy out of the teeth.
glad its done
Cool Philip!!! Scratchbuilt saws - now that's what I call detailing!!! :thumb:
Hey Philip, try making one of these with a cut down blade. That's a great idea, cutting them down with a dremel. Fred
what is it..........
Fred , Is that one of those old prototype cord saws? I have never seen one of those. What is it? Odd looking tension system?
That's a bucksaw Philip. The turnbuckle at the top tensions the blade. These were very common to cut firewood and delimb before chainsaws. This example has finer teeth than most, most were of the type like the two man saw that you built first. Fred
Buck saw. Whats the blade length on one of those? I used one of those modern ones with the silver handle. It had a 3 ft blade? I prefer a chain saw
The mold of the original saw is all sticky. bad mixture. some stumps to hopefully it will cure enough to save the work.
See if you can find closeout jigsaw blades for straight blads as in the buck saw.
In Cobblers Knob, the bucksaw reigned for many years after the introduction of the chainsaw. It wasn't until they discovered the pull start and overcame the fear of the enourmous roar did they begin using the chainsaw instead of the bucksaw. They now spend less time cutting wood, but unfortunately, most residents now have less than the standard issue of appendages. So all the saved time is spent trying to do such tasks as tying ones shoes.
Also coping saw blades are thin but just have to many teeth.
Reminds me of the "what's that noise" joke. Fred
Coping saw blades, THX Philip. Fred
Not near as nice lookin' as your saws, but here's what I did in HO:
Yeah boy, I missed that thread completely :thumb:
I always liked this one to, sure there is more from others.
3 feet's about right, can't wait to see a casting, I may be your first customer. LOL Fred
Ya those were pretty good! Scratchbuilders are only limited by their immagination! If you can dream it, you can have it.
Yessir I'm always dreaming
jon grant image.