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How to Make a Pad Saw (for cutting into a board face)

79 days ago by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) In the above Video I show how I made a simple (and cheap) “Pad Saw”, sometimes referred to as a “Keyhole Saw”. I was building the simple, yet amazing Roubo Bookstand featured by Roy Underhill in this episode of The Woodwright’s Shop (click here for the video episode). But I didn’t own a pad saw, and I also found some missing details in Roy’s tutorial. So I decided to make my own pad saw with a scrap of poplar (you can use any wood) and...

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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

419 days ago by Brit | 107 comments »

Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...

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Saw Talk #25: So what have I learnt and has it all been worth it?

533 days ago by Brit | 42 comments »

When I sat down to write this blog, my PC was asleep. I pressed a key and it immediately sprang into life so that I could begin typing. I tend to write my blogs in MS Word before pasting them into LJs and as I type, I receive feedback on my grammar and spelling and change my text accordingly. Hand tools are no different to MS Word really. Lying on a bench or hanging in a tool cabinet, they are nothing more than inanimate objects. Pick them up and use them for their intended purpose and they p...

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The old time woodshop journals #20: From maple shaves to maul

718 days ago by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

I decided to turn the shop inside out recently moving some things about and bringing out my shavehorse with a maple branch in hand. I have been yearning to get back on this horse needing to get some draw knife work in and let the shaves cover me with a wisdom that only nature hides inside itself. Handtool woodworking has some mysterious outlet of stress and satisfaction I gather only us newave hobbiest’s need to feed our efforts of taming its addicting applications. The drawing of th...

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Saw Talk #14: Disston No.5 - Sharpened and tested

765 days ago by Brit | 26 comments »

Have you ever thought about why some saw makers add negative rake to the teeth of their rip saws? I have, but when I was drawing a 12 TPI template in Sketchup to re-tooth my Disston No.5 carcass saw, I realized that adding a touch of rake actually increases the volume of space between the teeth. If you look at a section through a saw file, you’ll see that you have an equilateral triangle (ignoring the rounded corners that define the gullets) and we know that the three angles of a triangle ...

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CLAMP FOR MY BIESMEYER FENCE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

853 days ago by Metrotek | 1 comment »

Greetings to all once again; I am attaching photos of the clamp for my new Biesmeyer style fence that is under construction. It came out fairly well.The circular pads are adjustable by carriage bolts threaded in to t-nuts to correct any undesired angularity. The ¾” dowel is a plunger that the cam pushes to lock the fence in place. The two piece pad that the dowel pushes will have an elastomer sandwiched between the pieces to provide a spring action so the cam can over clamp it...

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Projects in process. . . #8: Chair style saw benches part 2

964 days ago by need2boat | 0 comments »

This past weekend I’m still dealing with some home repairs that need to be done before it gets to cold. We had a very old deck replaced with a smaller one and in the process I took down some smaller trees to better adjust the fence to it’s size. All went well but sadly its take my time away from working on this project. Last we left off I had the parts sized and and ready to drill the compound angles. I was lucky enough to find some larger Irwing auger bits, I was looking for 1...

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Two Man Saws #1: A little ingenuity

986 days ago by Dale J Struhar Sr | 3 comments »

Thought you guys might enjoy this short video, especially Greg at Oregonburls. http://s900.photobucket.com/albums/ac202/dstruhar/Chainsaw/

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One Man Crosscut Saw

1078 days ago by Grumpy | 21 comments »

This guy is a hoot.

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Makers & Woodworkers

1263 days ago by WhiskeyWaters | 1 comment »

My recent www.wwoodshopcowboy.com post on teaching students to saw has been picked up for wider distribution…twice. Wordpress.com made it one of their “freshly pressed” posts, but I’m most happy with Makezine.com making a little dough on it…I made the post to be part of their Woodworking Skill Set – and they put it out there. Thanks for the lumberjocks that helped me out with the post here – Your input helps keep my kids safe. —WW

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