|Forum topic by startingfromscratch||posted 09-08-2009 09:00 PM||1739 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-08-2009 09:00 PM
Humming along with gearing up my beginner woodshop and am wondering about what saws I ought to have hanging in it, that will actually get used and won’t break the bank. I’m looking for as specific info as possible. I’m thinking about general use but really I’d like to get set up (eventually) to do dovetails and mortise/tenon joinery by hand. I think having a decent set of equipment will make that easier to learn.
I currently have an old general use cross cut saw, an old gent saw, an old 16 or 20” backsaw that one may consider a tenon saw but I think probably not. I don’t think I’m going to shell out the money for a hand rip saw…I can’t remember the last time I used the cross cut one I have. I was going to add to the existing tools a flushcut saw, a dozuki with 24-27 tpi for the dovetails, and a traditional 8” tenon backsaw with 10-12 tpi.
I’ll add to that a set of 4 marples blue chip, a couple of mortise chisels, a beech mallet, some way of sharpening them (oh man am I confused by all that), and a low angle block plan…and when I rob a bank a bull nose shoulder plan.