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Posted on New Veritas Saw - a bit of trouble

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 09:23 PM

Well, I’m certainly not a wood craftsman in the true sense of the word; actually if the truth be told, I’ve done more metal working in my life than woodworking because that’s how I made my living. However, I have been a hobby woodworker for over forty years and I have loved the woodworking more than the metalworking but I’ve always been a workaholic so over that long time my woodworking has been done in stolen moments. I have always loved the hand tools more than the power tools all that time. I’m kind of an old fashioned guy anyways so it all fits. Naturally somebody like me plays around with the traditional joinery over the years. Occasionally you’re gong to play around with hand dovetails here and there and so have I. I bought the Veritas dovetail saw a while back and played around with dovetailing once again for a week or so and I liked the saw. I’m also going the get the finer cut saw real soon. However, I have learned in several books that any saw you that you buy is going to have to be sharpened and tweaked before you can get the most of it. I have not learned how to sharpen hand saws correctly yet but it is something that I intend to do, hopefully sooner than later. The same books said that if an even mediocre saw is sharpened correctly it will literally sing in your hand. The old timers new how to do these things with simple tools. All that we have to do is look at their work. Their work is a wonderful testimony to their knowledge and abilities which came after many long years of apprenticeship and hard work before they could call themselves a craftsman – let alone a master craftsman. This is just my 2 cents.

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