|Forum topic by kcrandy||posted 12-07-2010 05:57 AM||1180 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-07-2010 05:57 AM
Yes, it is. I’m right handed but my dominant (aiming eye) is my left eye. I realized how important this was when playing pool because you should line up your dominant eye over the cue stick and for right handers this is not obvious. I imagine gun folks know all about this, too.
Woodcraft had a nice sale on Japanese saws and I bought one and brought it home and made an experimental cut on a small piece of walnut and it was wonderful. Then I tried to make one of those small miter boxes for small pieces and used maple. First mistake was using the saw on the maple for the guide cut and, well, wrecked the blade (any help in finding replacement blade shark dozuki #01-2610 appreciated. All my web hits turned up empty including the amazon.com one). May have been the maple, may have been my technique, may have been a combination of both.
But in making the cut I realized I couldn’t make a square cut. It was way off. Oh, I had my right eye centered over the cutting blade instead of my left eye. It reminded me of years ago when I always had trouble using a hand saw. Now, I think, I know part of the answer. And in close work, it is even more difficult to get our left eye over what your right hand is doing.
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