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Author Topic: Retipper in SF Bay Area?  (Read 1180 times)

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Retipper in SF Bay Area?
« on: August 12, 2020, 08:19:55 PM »
Anyone know of a good retipper anywhere around the San Francisco Bay Area?

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Re: Retipper in SF Bay Area?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020, 04:01:01 PM »
For what size blade?
I built a re-tipping jig using Peterson's directions and taught myself to braze new carbide teeth on. Look it up in Peterson's library.  It took a little practice but if I did it almost everyone can.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed, Woodland Mills HM130Max , maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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Re: Retipper in SF Bay Area?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 08:29:38 PM »
One of the forum sponsors. Menominee does it all. From tipping to hammering. If you dont mind shipping out your blades its easy. 
I like to support local biz as much as I can, but sometimes for a pro job you got to send them to the pros!

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Re: Retipper in SF Bay Area?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 12:28:59 PM »
Yes, before I got my retipping jig made I sent 2 blades to Menominee for re-tipping, hammering and to copy and make 2 more. They did an excellent job, and turn around was good.
However, after I finished the jig I've done my own. Likely next time I'll send them in for tipping and hammering again. I still have 4 blades, 2 for hardwood, 2 for softwood and don't need more. I don't have a solid concave surface to even attempt to hammer my own. Likely it would take a lot of know how, not just the right support surface anyways.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed, Woodland Mills HM130Max , maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.


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