My new tenon saw arrived the day before Thanksgiving… just in time to try out on the tenons for my sister’s table.
Never had I hand-cut tenons before – I always did them on my tablesaw with a dado blade – but these stretchers were really too long to do that easily for me. So I dived in – and surprisingly, everything went together pretty well:
The saw is a 16” Wenzloff & Sons, and I have to say, despite the old “it’s not the arrows, it’s the Indian” line, this arrow sure makes it easy for a beginner to hit tenon bulls-eyes the first time out.
It’s a wopper of a saw – here it is next to my LN carcass and dovetail saws for comparison. The handle is a bit fatter than the LN handles, and there’s a bit less space, so if you’ve got big hands, you might want to go for a different shape – but I find both comfortable, though the W&S does blend the flats of the handles in nicer.
-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio