Last episode we talked about what I needed to get going sharpening my own handsaws. Todays is the latest progress over the last week or so. Im not a writer, im a poet, i dont write blogs, so ya know it. In other words im gonna bounce around a little bit making virtually no sense chronologically so bear(bare? I hate homonyms) with me.
Ive got my saw vice and jointing file holder all made up. My Lee Valley order has left Hartford this mornin at 7:02 but yet to arrive and the saw file order is out until next week. Crap. Like all impatient woodworkers I had to do somethin in the shop, so i jointed the 4 1/2 ppi shurley & Dietrich rip saw to calm my nerves.
Shinahs. Big ones (me), little ones(widdle), and some slighty misshapen (tony). Id say i took off a 1/16?
But now i find myself at a bit of a crossroad in the very early stages of this story. The tooth line has some decrease taper to it toward the handle. We’re talkin 1/8” over the 26” in length.
My saw vice is level and if i place a 24” level, with pressure on the toe, the saw is level for about 10-12” then dives down.
At the toe:
At the heel:
So do i level the whole thing out again or work with what ive got and treat this as a test saw and sharpen away? Cha’ll think?
-- "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