One-person crosscut saw
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I picked up a saw this weekend at my folks' place. I might not have taken it but I just watched an episode of Woodwrights Shop about the usefulness of crotches, and Roy was using a one like it. I realize it is missing its second handle. There aren't any marks that I can see but I'm not too worried about that. I am curious why it has such a tall, blunt nose. All the other crosscut saws I looked at had a more pointed/tapered nose. 

Now that I look at the picture, I realize the whole darn plate isn't showing. I'll get a better pic soon.

   
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  Re: One-person crosscut saw by mr_skittle (I picked up a saw th...)
I don't think I've ever seen that tooth profile off of a 2 man saw.  Maybe a big saw was damaged and salvaged?
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  Re: One-person crosscut saw by mr_skittle (I picked up a saw th...)
Hmmmm...
   
You mean like this?
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  Re: One-person crosscut saw by mr_skittle (I picked up a saw th...)
(04-19-2021, 07:40 PM)mr_skittle Wrote: I picked up a saw this weekend at my folks' place. I might not have taken it but I just watched an episode of Woodwrights Shop about the usefulness of crotches, and Roy was using a one like it. I realize it is missing its second handle. There aren't any marks that I can see but I'm not too worried about that. I am curious why it has such a tall, blunt nose. All the other crosscut saws I looked at had a more pointed/tapered nose. 

Now that I look at the picture, I realize the whole darn plate isn't showing. I'll get a better pic soon.

my guess is that someone lopped the end off of it -- either because it was bent/damaged, or to make it more compact for whatever reason.
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  Re: RE: One-person crosscut saw by bandit571 (Hmmmm... [attachmen...)
(04-19-2021, 11:32 PM)bandit571 Wrote: Hmmmm...

You mean like this?

Is this why you have no trees in your yard Steve?

Maybe, Mr. Skittle's father--or, original owner--had a separation of ways with the other person (owner), so they split the property.
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  Re: One-person crosscut saw by mr_skittle (I picked up a saw th...)
+1 for the removal of bent/damage end.

That perforated lance tooth pattern is/was available on both 1 and 2 man saws.

I like a second handle, since I don't have a second man on the saw.  If you're interested in making it sing, get the FS manual (your tax dollars at work!): 

https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/pdfpubs/p...dpi300.pdf

Supplies can be had from:

https://crosscutsaw.com/
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  Re: One-person crosscut saw by mr_skittle (I picked up a saw th...)
I will buy the idea that it's salvaged. That would explain the lack of the starter teeth at the tip. It goes straight into the aggressive, perforated lance teeth. The handle fits really nice and is tight and the teeth are surprisingly sharp.

I do intend to make it sing but it will need some rehab and a new auxiliary handle. I'm guessing the aux handles are pretty universal.?

I found a shorter version of that forest service publication that just covered the teeth pattern and uses.
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  Re: One-person crosscut saw by mr_skittle (I picked up a saw th...)
I've got two "one handed" with the aggresive teeth. One has the fine teeth at far end, one doesn't. (reminds me I need to make the second handle's sometime). The original post's saw does have a different end on it, If it was originally a two man, would the blade be that thick near the handle?

Just thinking out loud, I really know next to nothing about these.
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