This was the final WFG meeting of the 2018-19 season. The meeting host demonstrator was Bob LaCivita, and the topic was hand saw sharpening and restoration.
Bob’s tip of the day: A good hand saw for the road is a Japanese saw with a rip/crosscut combination blade.
For sharpening, Bob uses a saw vise to hold the blade in position for the file.
Bob demonstrated how to sharpen crosscut, rip, and veneer type saws.
For files, fine tapered, and double fine tapered were used, depending on the saw set, and how fine the tooth of each saw.
After removing the handle from the saw blade, a razor blade is used to scrape off any residue build-up around the handle area of the blade.
A Sharpie pen is used to mark into the gullet of each tooth so he can see where he has filed.
The file is held parallel to the bench and 90 degrees to the blade, counting his strokes. He begins with a 1-count of file into the gullet of every tooth, or every other tooth, depending on the type of saw.
After filing, use honing oil on stone to hone the side/edges of the teeth.
There is no meeting in August. The next meeting for WFG will be scheduled on the first Saturday in October 2019. Please welcome Bill Munch is the new WFG subgroup coordinator who will work with Bob LaCivita on new demonstration topics for the 2019/2020 season.
I want to thank Bob LaCivita for sharing with all of us, pieces of his knowledge and experience during my past few years as his subgroup coordinator.
Respectfully submitted by Robert Wyatt.
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I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.
If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.
The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.
The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.
The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.
A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.
If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.
I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.