As some of you know I’ve started learning how to do everything with hand tools. I feel more in control when I use them and I can do everything in my living room (not without the wife throwing the occasional comment about my mess) and still be with my family instead of going to the woodshop and paying by the hour. I have tried using a couple of different Japanese hand saws, the 2 sided razor saw, one side for crosscut and one for rip cut. I have also tried a folding single edge saw that I later found out was a contractor saw. while the 2 sided saw does prove to be cutting a lot faster, when I watch most online videos of other people using various types of handsaws they all seem to be using less effort and cutting even faster. I do believe my technique is someone correct from my research and talking to a few Japanese woodcraftsmen here but i’m confused as to if I should be using a western saw with my difficulties or if I should just keep trying different Japanese handsaws? Any help is appreciated as always.
-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying