These beautiful saws arrived in the mail a few days ago, a Lumberjock care package from TerryR. Terry was the recipient (poor guy) of the plane I made for the 2013 Hand Plane Swap. He found out I didn’t have any (real) hand saws and determined to rectify said deficiency. I was speechless when I saw them (pun not intended). Between work and a fall on the ice I wasn’t able to try them out until today. With my husband instructing and offering needed advice, I cut my first blind mortise and tenon joint.
Scrap pieces of pine. Yes, it’s so loose I have to hold it together in the last picture there. I’m one of those hands on learner types and I learned a lot by doing this. Practice will make better, not perfect. I am going to allow myself that. To practice without the expectation of perfection. That’s a lesson I’m sure I’ll need reminded of over and over again. I am learning (and forgetting) so much here at Lumberjocks and meeting some of the greatest people. I really appreciate the community and atmosphere. I can never pay back so I look forward to the time when I can pay it forward!
-- God bless, Candy