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268911 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑07‑16 saw
GGGGG


$1250 pounds??

https://www.skeltonsaws.co.u
k/mallard-saw

The last picture is pretty cool

Ed Minch
268912 Dragon List <dragon01list@g...> 2019‑07‑16 Re: saw
"As the blade is not in contact with the wood, it can withstand any
movement that may occur in the timber due to temperature & humidity"

how can it cut, then?  lots of dosh for a blade that is not in contact with
the wood.

ducking (mallard) and running...

bill
felton, ca
268913 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑07‑16 Re: saw
Surely some drool-worth craftsmanship going on there - just check the $1500
Damascus saw with the back being Damascus steel and not the blade.  Give me my
pre-WWI assortment of Disston’s and I am a happy Neanderbuddy.

Ed Minch
268914 curt seeliger <seeligerc@g...> 2019‑07‑16 Re: saw
> "As the blade is not in contact with the wood, it can withstand any
> movement that may occur in the timber due to temperature & humidity"
I think that's referring to the blade being supported entirely by the spine
and not at all by the wood *handle*. But I agree that's a lot of dosh for
the posh.
268916 Tony Zaffuto <tzmti@c...> 2019‑07‑16 Re: saw
Skelton carries much regard on "UK Workshop" forums.  Saw is nice, but.....

T.Z.

Anthony M. Zaffuto, President
Metaltech, Inc.
3547 Watson, Hwy.
DuBois, PA
(814) 375-9399
268917 Brent Parkin <brent@e...> 2019‑07‑16 Re: saw
I tried a regular Skelton dovetail saw when I was at a sharpening seminar at Bad
Axe. It cut nicely and handled well. But the Bad Axe saw was nicer. And my
original IT saw was even nicer.

I was surprised nobody commented on Pete Taran making new IT style saws again
the other day. If you feel like buying a premium saw for a lot less than even a
normal Skelton saw, give Pete’s new saws a look. After all he is the father of
the modern Western saw revival (MOFA also was in that revival).

Brent Parkin
Regina, SK
Canada eh!

Sent from my iPhone
268921 Kirk Eppler 2019‑07‑17 Re: saw
On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:11 AM Ed Minch  wrote:

>
> The last picture is pretty cool
>
>
I didn't even notice the saw was in the picture the first two times I
looked.  The engine is far cooler.
-- 
Kirk Eppler, back in HMB with a huge to do list right now.
268924 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2019‑07‑18 Re: saw
https://www.skeltonsaws.co.u
k/mallard-saw
Got to love the pitch!!
   I wonder how long he poured over the "gaff" before he posted it.
I also wonder how many edits it had before the final posting?

  I am not surprised by the asking price.
Some people are dumb enough to pay 2000% extra to walk around 
advertising a company logo plastered across their chest!
  Pay extra, walk around like a sandwich sign. heehehehe

yours scott
who is likely to cast a pretty fierce eye on even a 3 dollar saw at 
Habitat these days. lol
If you don't have more than enough saws its your own damn fault



-- 
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    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039
    scottg@s...
    http://www.snowcrest.n
et/kitty/sgrandstaff/
    http://www.snowcr
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268925 Dan Beck <drumsandbacon@g...> 2019‑07‑18 Re: saw
Haha, I didn't notice the saw, either (until Kirk's comment made me go back
and look again).

>On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:11 AM Ed Minch  wrote:
>
>>
>> The last picture is pretty cool
>>
>
>I didn't even notice the saw was in the picture the first two times I
>looked.  The engine is far cooler.
>--
>Kirk Eppler, back in HMB with a huge to do list right now.

It is a gorgeous looking saw, but no way I'd pay $1200+ for it. But,
I'm sure there are many people who would and will.
268927 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑07‑18 Re: saw
And for those of you who don’t, I have enough to go around  -  just ask

Ed Minch
268928 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑07‑18 Re: saw
And Disston came close a couple of times at a much lower surcharge.  The #9 has
the prettiest handle

http://www.vintagesaws.co
m/museum/No8/8.html <
http://www.vintagesaws.com/museum/No8/8.html>

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/disston-saw-reagan-
handle-14-ppi-cut-1823693298 <https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/disston-saw-reagan-
handle-14-ppi-cut-1823693298>


Ed Minch
268929 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2019‑07‑18 Re: saw
Scott has once again reminded us of the perils of listening to pitchmen!

> > https://www.skeltonsaws.
co.uk/mallard-saw
> Got to love the pitch!!

Ok, let’s run with it.  If a saw with a toe shaped like the famous British
Mallard streamlined steam locomotive can sell for big bucks, how about a saw toe
profiled to resemble a New York Central J3 Hudson with Dreyfus streamlining?

How about a saw profiled like the NYC Commodore Vanderbilt streamliner?

Raymond Lowey’s masterpiece GG1 electric locomotive?  Yeah, we’ll give that one
the “cat’s whiskers” pinstripes!

Here’s the serious part, that you might reply to: I’m just not convinced that
having ANY toe profile which protrudes beyond the “spine” is of any use on a
backsaw. The exception would be a “half backed” saw where the toe is long enough
to do some through-sawing.

> If you don't have more than enough saws its your own damn fault

Surely ‘tis true! Just ask Tom Price!  

What makes a great backsaw?  Steel, tensioning, handle, and most of all
sharpening.  I’m sure that my backsaws could be improved by a truly skilled
sharpener.  Trouble is, that requires long practice.

(I practiced on saws in such awful condition that anything done to them could
only be an improvement.  You’ve seen them at the Flea Markets and other venues:
“Cow and Calf” teeth, irreparable bends, etc.  If, after your best effort, it’s
still not a useable saw, which is a given for the bent ones, you can cut it up
into scrapers. But, you will have learned about saw filing along the way!)

John Ruth
268930 Kirk Eppler 2019‑07‑18 Re: saw
On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 11:03 AM John Ruth  wrote:

>
> (I practiced on saws in such awful condition that anything done to them
> could only be an improvement.  You’ve seen them at the Flea Markets and
> other venues: “Cow and Calf” teeth, irreparable bends, etc.  If, after your
> best effort, it’s still not a useable saw, which is a given for the bent
> ones, you can cut it up into scrapers. But, you will have learned about saw
> filing along the way!)
>

Even those aren't complete losses.  Salvage the handle, salvage the nuts
and medallion, the back too.  They can all be reused on a different toast
saw.  There are so many fouled up ones out there
-- 
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, with a decent stash of users to be, and some
parts donors too.
268931 "yorkshireman@y..." <yorkshireman@y...> 2019‑07‑19 Re: [SPAM?] saw
Phew!  

a .uk interested me.  You have to admire the pair of them.  I’m going to start
refinishing old saws to a brighter than bright condition and give them fancy
names.  Any saw that was photographed in the National Railway Museum has to be
worth 400x the norma price.  And the write ups - I’ve always said that if I only
had the flowing words to describe the stuff I make I could sell it for
thousands.

But did you follow up ‘Peacock Oil’?   Even rarer than snake oil it would seem,
at GBP96.00 a litre  - but it was hand made….


Richard Wilson
Standing back in amazement at a fellow Yorkshireman’s pitch.
268932 Tony Zaffuto <tzmti@c...> 2019‑07‑19 Re: saw
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, something I really regret:  seeing those handles, and those
sawnuts and, knowing the purchases were well over a dozen years or more ago,
what could have been!  Was the sawplate really that bad, that it needed
sacrificed?  What did I use it for?

T.

Anthony M. Zaffuto, President
Metaltech, Inc.
3547 Watson, Hwy.
DuBois, PA
(814) 375-9399
268933 Mick Dowling <spacelysprocket@b...> 2019‑07‑19 Re: [SPAM?] saw
GGs

That, is a spectacular looking saw. And, in the right hands can cut stuff too
short, too deep, remove bits of fingers, and probably cut through electrical
leads just like a $2.00 flea market saw.

Mick Dowling
Melbourne Australia
268934 KEVIN FOLEY <kevin.m.foley@c...> 2019‑07‑19 Re: [SPAM?] saw
Yeah, anything paid over a hundred bucks isn't about cutting wood. Not that
there's anything wrong with that.

Kevin
Chantilly, VA
268937 Tony Blanks <dynnyrne@i...> 2019‑07‑19 Re: saw & Peacock Oil
On 19/07/2019 6:51 pm, yorkshireman@y... wrote in part:

(snip)
> But did you follow up ‘Peacock Oil’?   Even rarer than snake oil it would
seem, at GBP96.00 a litre  - but it was hand made….

If you have ever tried to sleep within 500 metres of a flock of randy 
peafowl; the peacocks overcome by lust, and the peahens filled with fear 
you would be able to think of nothing better  than producing a vat full 
of peacock oil.  Leave the a couple of peacocks and all the peahens to 
produce the next crop.  The peacocks are flashier, so the oil must be 
better.  Stands to reason.......

There is an opportunity there!

Regards,

Tony B
> Richard Wilson
> Standing back in amazement at a fellow Yorkshireman’s pitch.
Don't be: Where there's peacocks there's brass!

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