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Old-Timey Woodworking #3: $10 saw bench and making sense of hand saws

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 08-16-2013 11:03 PM 2434 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Almost all you ever wanted to know about making and using marking gauges! Part 3 of Old-Timey Woodworking series Part 4: The Workbench of your eighteenth century dreams! »

Stumpy gives a lesson in hand saws while he builds one of the most useful fixtures of the hand tool shop- the traditional sawbench (at least his own tricked out version of it). He teaches you about backsaws from dovetail to carcass to sash to tenon; crosscut and rip, tooth counts and more. Then puts it all to work cutting dovetails and draw boring tenons on a sawbench with more uses than… well, you’ll have to watch and see…

The Old Timey Workshop is a monthly podcast produced independently of Blue Collar Woodworking. It will feature woodworking projects built with the tools and techniques of the past, while finding new ways to enjoy the workshop.

After you watch this one, visit Stumpynubs.com for more woodworking goodness!

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-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com



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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 11:10 PM

I don’t know why the video is not appearing above. Maybe it’s another one of those Lumberjocks things and it’ll appear soon. Until then, here's a like to the video page at Stumpynubs.com.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 12:15 AM

Now that I have learned all about back saws and rip saws and crosscut saws…..
Do I need to get me some? (Saws that is!)
If I do get the saws, do I need to start actually using them, or can they hang up in the shop for decor, like in (boxcar)Marty’s Museum, err shop???

I learned something today….
I just hope I remember it all, when it comes time I need all this info(-tainment)!!!

Thanks for the education and laughter!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 12:44 AM

Who would a thought “that guy” who was competing with Charles Neil in a box making contest would become such a master educator of the internet. Wowsa! Great information. well presented. That ever developing Stumpy Nubs humor. Hey your even dressing better. LOL! Use to get notifiers from your webpage? Glad I checked this out. Getting better with each program.

Have a number of tools that came from my family. Old brace and bits etc. have to get them out and now I can name them…if I can remember all that info.

Great Job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 08-17-2013 12:56 AM

Thanks Doc and Randy!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#5 posted 08-17-2013 01:05 AM

I had the same problem earlier with a video embed Stumpy! I deleted my post after noticing it wasn’t working.

Older posts of mine with video embeds still function. This appears to be a ‘new’ error in the code that generates new posts.

Hope they fix it soon.

-- Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GarageWoodworks?feature=guide

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#6 posted 08-17-2013 01:32 AM

Favourite video so far Stumpy. Explained a lot, and still had some good chuckles.

Keep doin’ what you’re doin’

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#7 posted 08-17-2013 03:46 AM

Good stuff. I particularly liked hearing about the old man’s run in with the British armada.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#8 posted 08-17-2013 11:37 AM

Thanks! I love a good Pappy Nubs story too!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#9 posted 08-18-2013 11:54 AM

Oh yea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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