Its been about a year since i “blogged” anything but now more than ever im moving toward working on a smaller projects with mostly hand tools. Is Chris goin all galoot on me you ask? Nah but life kinda moves you in certain directions at certain times. Me, im moving into fatherhood. Yup, we got a Babystef on the way so loud screaming machines in the basement aint gonna fly.
Ive been hanging on to a small pile of handsaws that mostly came from my grandfather. Ive had them semi-cleaned up for quite some time but far from dialed in. Ive been lurking over at LJ Brit’s saw sharpening blog tryin to take it all. There’s a boat load of stuff im clueless on still but im willing to learn. This is where you guys come in …. if youre interested of course … give me the dirt on it all … spoon fed style.
Length of Saw’s and that purpose.
Here’s my cache of saws cuz around here …. no pics it didnt happen.
From top to bottom: Disston #7 (10 ppi), Disston D7 (7 ppi), Disston D8 (10ppi)
From top to bottom: Disston D8 (8 ppi), Warrented Superior (5 1/2 ppi)
Top to bottom: Dietrich (4 1/2 ppi), Disston 12 (10 ppi)
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty