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#1 posted 03-05-2016 04:43 PM

Thanks. I was looking at those Japanese saws, but they have so many options I got confused. A little more research and it gets clearer. Seems like I’d need to go with one of their spined versions to make sure the cut didn’t drift too much to make a usable tenon without lots of cleanup. I’m not opposed to that. Seems like I might still be able to get a decent deal.


You can always just buy a rip carcass saw and not the crosscut for now. Then you re in for only $80. If you scribe your crosscut lines a bit more than normal, you shouldn t have much trouble with tearout.

- jmartel

I thought about this as well. I saw a couple of videos where guys scribed the cut line, then chiseled back to to it so the saw started down from the level of the finished shoulder. If that works reliably, it might be a good place to start with either a western or Japanese rip saw.

-Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.


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