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    12-17-2014, 9:02 PM
    Really amazing tools Ralph. I have watched quite a few of your videos on youtube showing your solenoid engines. Very enjoyable to watch.
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    12-11-2014, 9:04 PM
    As I mentioned before, I don't have anything to really compare this saw against. I have been using it a bit this week and am happy with it, but...
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    12-08-2014, 6:35 PM
    Stewie, When I make a mistake, I am usually pretty good at finding a way to hide it. When you have to make four that look alike, there is no room...
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    12-07-2014, 7:30 PM
    Finally finished the handle using a mixture of tung oil / BLO and wax. I left off polishing the plate after 320 grit. It's bright enough to see a...
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    12-07-2014, 4:41 PM
    I decided on 5TPI rip with with ~8 degree rake angle. As I mentioned before, the only teeth I have cut before now have been pretty small (8tpi). ...
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    12-04-2014, 8:31 PM
    Thanks all for the comments. Stewie, On all the saws I have done up till now, I have filed the teeth, but 8tpi is the largest I have cut. I...
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    12-02-2014, 7:41 PM
    Some more work on the handle, and started polishing the plate. Also cut the hardware to length. I couldn't resist putting some BLO on the handle...
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    12-02-2014, 7:34 PM
    Ryan, Nothing pretty I'm afraid. I just used some 1/8" O1. After filing the notch, I hardened, then gave it a blue spring temper. The prongs...
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    11-28-2014, 7:06 PM
    Thanks Steve, Sometimes I feel like I'm cobbling things together and should just spend the money on some "real" saw nuts. But I do find some...
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    11-28-2014, 6:57 PM
    Made a little progress today. Just some more shaping of the handle. Notice the nice worm hole running right through the right side. There was a...
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    11-27-2014, 1:51 PM
    Located the holes in the handle and plate. I drilled something like 1/8" pilot holes to start with in the handle, then located the plate and ran the...
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    11-27-2014, 1:24 PM
    I made the split nuts in a similar way. I started with 1/4"-28 stainless nuts. I threaded them onto a cut off section of 1/4-28 bolt so that I could...
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    11-27-2014, 12:30 PM
    I debated on buying some brass split nut hardware, but figured I was making everything else, so just as well make the hardware too. I've done this...
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    11-27-2014, 12:11 PM
    Starting to do some shaping of the handle. The Chechen is fairly hard, but I still enjoy doing some of the shaping with a knife, but most was done...
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    11-27-2014, 11:51 AM
    Yeah, if you google "Black Poisonwood" and look at the people who have come in contact with the sap it does not look like fun. Luckily the dried...
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    11-27-2014, 11:47 AM
    I have an C.E. Jennings 26" rip saw (not sure of the model but rather like a Disston D7) with fairly thin plate. I don't have a set of calipers or...
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    11-27-2014, 11:16 AM
    As I mentioned, I started with a template from TGIAG (Two Guys in a Garage) website. I will be making a few small changes, but don't feel...
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    11-27-2014, 10:17 AM
    In the past, I have used an angle grinder with a thin cutt-off wheel to cut 1095. This works O.K. but have to admit I hate the angle grinder and the...
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    11-27-2014, 9:53 AM
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have been wanting to try my hand at making a panel saw for some time. I know how much I like to look at build...
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About Jeff Wittrock
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Joined the Marine Corps out of high school.
Worked at a number of companies mostly related to electronic test equipment.
Currently work at a small design company.
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Fishers, Indiana
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Filing metal, chiping wood, and cooking
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Embedded Systems Developer

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