I picked up an old Disston D8 at a garage sale last weekend.
It's in pretty good shape, but one thing puzzles me. It's a
crosscut of 11 tpi, but every other tooth is only about 2/3 the
height of the others. IOW, all the ones slanted one way are
shorter than all the ones slanted the other way.
I thought it was an optical illusion and stood the teeth up on a
flat surface to check. Nope, my eyes were working fine - they
really were shorter.
This is so regular it must have been done on purpose. I have no
idea why. Does anyone else?
Now the grumble (or rant).
Since I retired, I don't subscribe to FWW, I get it from the
local library. So I just got around to the October 2003 issue.
In it was an article on wood movement. Using a blanket chest as
an example, the author says it grows in the summer and shrinks
in the winter.
I get so tired of hearing that. So all you writers and aspiring
writers listen up:
The entire @#$% population of the %@&# US does NOT live east of
the $#%@ Rocky Mountains!!!
Out here in the good part, the humidity is high in the winter
and low (or nonexistent) in the summer!
Would it be to much to ask that wood movement be explained as
"it expands in seasons of high humidity and shrinks in seasons
of low humidity"?
If any reader doesn't know which is which in his/her area, I
suggest he/she take up a simpler avocation. Such as counting
above 10 without removing shoes and socks :-).
I feel much better now :-).
Where ARE those Iraqi WMDs?