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Getting started with hand tools #2: Sharpening a saw and some brace bits

02-27-2013 02:29 AM by Tim | 5 comments »

The next step to getting my workbench built was sharpening my tenon saw. The primary resource I used was the saw sharpening video on Paul Sellers' Master Class website. A few technique videos are free if you sign up for an account, and that’s one of them. He shows a pretty simple method for sharpening a rip pattern and explains it will cross cut reasonably well too. I also read the material on the Bad Axe Saw Works site, but it was fairly complicated, and not meant for a beginner. I don’t have a saw vice, so I put a couple pieces of scrap wood on each side of the blade and clamped it all together in the vice. It worked great to hold the saw and keep it from vibrating, but m...

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