Karen's Table #1: New Saw

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Blog entry by Safetyboy posted 11-29-2010 04:01 AM 1160 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 05:59 AM

Makes woodworking a lot more fun when you have nice equipment.

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 10:03 AM

Congratulations Kevin, beautiful saw.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 10:31 AM

Sweet Saws, cant beat the feeling of a nice hand cut.
I hope you make lots of sawdust with them.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 06:24 PM

Congrats, those are some beautiful saws.

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