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Looking for some swath board advice

Postby Drfting1 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:23 pm

Hello everyone, hope all is well, doing the restores on the implements I picked up for the cub, finished with the moldboard for now and was about to start the sickle, was lucky to come across a swath board for it today...
As you can see by pics its kind of rough, was hoping I could clamp wood together and run it through the plainer a few times... But too many chunks are gone, I searched old posts but most of pics are gone and links are no good... Have a couple of questions.
what would be the best wood to use? The original seems like its pine, was going to do new with oak, but was wondering if it was supposed to be a soft wood for a reason?...Like its supposed give before sickle does?
Next, I was going to just trace old one out, which wouldn't be a problem, but going through old posts I noticed there was a templet that could be downloaded, but link is not working, was wondering if anyone had it.
Last, do they make stencils for it? Thank you in advance for any help on this. Bill
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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:48 pm

Tim Tallier (tst forum member) can probably help with the lettering/stenciling.

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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby tst » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:09 pm

the wood was clear spruce, here is a complete reproduction of it
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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:20 pm

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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby Dave@53558 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:29 pm

For what its worth....Oak is quite a bit heavier than the recommended spruce,and I would think you'd want to keep the weight out at the end of the bar a light as possible. Also spruce is easier to work with...although it might be harder to come by. ....how 'bout pine, fir or cedar?
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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby Drfting1 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:25 pm

Makes sense on the weight... I'll go with the spruce as mentioned above
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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby k hutchins » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:04 pm

My dad and l replaced ours probably 45 yrs ago. We used ash from and old shelving unit (back before everything was press board). Traced and drilled everything from the old board then just swapped out the hardware. Not difficult.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby Drfting1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:42 am

The rivets in the swath board. Are they a special type? Never restored anything that needed rivits before, so this will be a new experience I'm looking forward to, I know when I change the blades there are rivets, local tsc has all that.
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Re: Looking for some swath board advice

Postby Indy4570 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:03 am

I need one of those too. mine is an old board, nothing more there.
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