Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'saw'

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Joinery Bench #14: Apron half blind and through dovetail'ing complete. Can now visualize the joinery bench!

02-28-2018 05:59 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

Thanks to Loren about correcting me about which saw to use for dovetails. I thought to use a 14 TPI Veritas crosscut backsaw since sawing does go across the grain, which caused me to apply force/torque which in turn caused a horrible time following lines. Upon the suggestion, I swapped to a 12 TPI Veritas rip backsaw and big difference with the speed and control.So now the front half blind dovetails and the rear through dovetails are completed in the 1.5” thick hard maple apron. Plan...

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Steel Rule on Saw and Tape Measure Not Matching

02-16-2018 12:46 AM by IantheTinker | 10 comments »

Hello all, I added a steel rule to my table saw fence rail today and noticed that it doesn’t match up with my tape measure. When I have it set to 32” both match. However, the closer I get to “0”, the greater the difference becomes. I first noticed when I made a cut at 20 1/2”, but when I double checked with my tape measure it said 20 9/16”. So I shifted the indicator line to the right by 1/16”. However, now when my fence is all the way to the blade this is what my indicator line shows. ...

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Making Two Sets of Matching Heirloom Saws #2: The 12" Carcase Saw

02-14-2018 08:24 PM by summerfi | 18 comments »

This is the third in a series of articles on making two matching sets of heirloom saws. The first article was on making gent’s saws and table saws. It can be found here: second was on making 10” dovetail saws, and it can be found here: you’re wondering what these sets are all about, please see the first article in the series where that is explained in detail. It has been two full years since I made th...

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frame saws #1: sawing logs with a frame saw

01-28-2018 09:34 PM by Lazy_K | 0 comments »

There has been a surge in the popularity of frame saws in woodworking recently, especially in saws intended for resawing planks and slabs. a Few years ago I made a frame saw from the Gramercy tools 12” bow saw kit. it came out really well, and inspired me to make one that holds a coping saw blade. My first home made frame saw was back in the early 1980’s and I have added one bought and one more handmade in the interim. but I think I am going to want a saw to rip...

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Saw Making #7: Panel Saw from a Great Neck 26" Saw

01-24-2018 03:29 AM by AgentTwitch | 3 comments »

This installment is taking an inexpensive handsaw and turning it into a panel saw. I have wanted a Lie-Nielsen panel saw for some time (actually a pair of them in rip and cross cut configurations) to live in my non-existent tool chest that I hope to someday build. They are beautiful, and like all of Lie-Nielsen’s products, they are very well made and reasonable for the precision and warranty they offer. I have no reservations buying a quality tool like LN, I just dont have the money...

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Flat Edge from Wonky Boards

01-23-2018 05:24 AM by IantheTinker | 2 comments »

I have a few pieces of oak that are roughly 3×4” and 5’ long. The are well seasoned and have lots of twist and bend in them. I wanted to cut them down and use them as trim in some upcoming projects. My method for doing this was to clamp a straight edge to them and make passes with a circular saw, gradually getting deeper each time. My blade couldn’t cut deep enough so I would the flip it on it’s side, set up the straight edge and cut along just deep enough to reach the end of my previous...

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Making a (Very) Small Dovetail Saw

12-17-2017 09:15 PM by summerfi | 19 comments »

Making a (Very) Small Dovetail Saw I recently restored this 1840-ish British 10” dovetail saw made by Richard Groves & Sons. I like the saw so much that I decided to make a copy of it. I’ve made quite a few saws, but I’ve never made one like this before. My newly made saw is a 0.60 scale copy of the Groves saw, with only minor differences. Why, you may ask, would I spend the time to make a saw like this? With a blade that is a mere 6” long and a handle you can only fit one finger in, t...

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Disston No. 12 Handsaw with Cone Nuts and Washers

11-17-2017 04:38 AM by summerfi | 7 comments »

Disston No. 12 Handsaw with Cone Nuts and Washers The No. 12 handsaw was one of Disston’s premium saws. They began producing the saw sometime in the 1860s and discontinued its production when the model D-12 was introduced in 1928. During this period the No. 12’s handle and fasteners went through several iterations. According to the Disstonian Institute (, the fasteners used during at least part of the 1860s and 1870s were brass truncated cone-shaped scre...

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Tools #3: Blackburn Tools Roubo Frame Saw

10-07-2017 01:18 AM by Dan Wolfgang | 2 comments »

To make thin stock, I’ve planed down boards. 1”+ to 3/8-1/2” thickness for things. So much waste! I’ve tried using a hand saw to do this, but, well, you need only do it once to recognize how hard it is. A bandsaw is the obvious solution. Two years ago, it’s what I was focused on. But as I’ve come to love hand tools I find myself unexcited about a bandsaw. Another option, I discovered, is the Roubo frame saw. Both Blackburn Tools and Bad Axe make kits. These...

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1950s Craftsman Tablesaw Restoration #1: Throwing Sparks!

09-16-2017 10:20 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Getting started on the table saw restoration. Check out the video and let me know what I should do! Subscribe to follow along with the restoration.

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