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Johnnyblot

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03-12-2012 10:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor miter saw blade

I have spent some time over the past few years teaching myself to saw straight and square. I started out with [very] cheap backsaws [if you can call them backsaws ]. I did struggle a bit but I managed well after lots of practice. I also took some time to set up my chopsaw properly.
I spent 12 [wonderful] weeks with David Charlesworth in Hartland , Devon where I came across my first Japanese saw and was amazed at how quickly they cut.
I have since discovered how wonderful to use a good brass backed tenon saw is and I think I’m more confident than ever before at cutting straight?
However, here is my question:- How come my wife can pick up a crappy old bread knife and with no effort cut a perfectly straight and even slice of bread from a loaf?? Huh! Tell me! :-)

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit


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#1 posted 03-12-2012 10:15 PM

Your wife’s got crazy mad skills. She’s a keeper.

As for you… keep practicing with a bread knife. ;-D

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 10:22 PM

practice, practice, practice.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 10:23 PM

Sounds like you’ve been developing your skills quite well.

Unfortunately, it appears your skill can’t trump your wife’s natural talent.

Welcome to my world!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 10:38 PM

Stick a brass back on the bread knife and you’ll be laughing Gary :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 10:46 PM

I don’t know how anyone can cut a perfectly straight anything with a bread knife. (Apologies in advance to your wife) The way our bread knife is sharpened with serrations on one side of the blade it always pulls to the right. Maybe I need to reset the teeth or something on it. Maybe Festool makes a better one?
Just joking.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 11:08 PM

God made wives to purplex us.

My final answer.

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Johnnyblot

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#7 posted 03-12-2012 11:13 PM

Jeep. You are absolutely right. But I hope Festool don’t make one. I’d have to buy it! lol

DS251-& jdmaher- You’re right she is a keeper and has natural talent- but I won’t tell her. Well maybe I will when she finds out what the latest Dovetail saw cost :-)

Andy There is nothing in the world you can do to our bread knife to make it cut proper. I know I even had it on the TORMEK.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 11:15 PM

ShipWreck
I feel yah! I am that soldier.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#9 posted 03-12-2012 11:16 PM

I’m with shipwreck. When I was a much younger man, I used to shot varmit rifles. A lot. Our goal way to keep 3 shots inside a dime at 100 yards. We’re talking stock rifles. One day my girlfriend walked out. Set my savage 222 over a fence post a plugged 3 holes touching. I married that girl. 35 years later she still reminds me of that

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Johnnyblot

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#10 posted 03-12-2012 11:55 PM

Don- You are scaring me now!

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#11 posted 03-13-2012 12:02 AM

I’d like to say I haven’t given her any crap since, but, well, that just not my nature. I do sleep with one eye open though.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#12 posted 03-13-2012 12:12 AM

This bread knife is not cheap, but is up to the usual LV quality:
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=45522&cat=2,40733,40738,45507

We have had one for two years and it works great on crusty bread, hard bread, soft bread, bagels (the hole is not for your finger!), ...

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#13 posted 03-13-2012 12:18 AM

Has your wife ever cut a dovetail with the bread knife?
Don: that’s attractive in a very scary sort of way!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Johnnyblot

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#14 posted 03-13-2012 12:41 AM

Don. Me & you should have a beer and swap horror stories ;)

Man. Let’s not even go there! I couldn’t live with myself if she did a better dovetail as well.
Cheers.

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#15 posted 03-14-2012 04:56 AM

Chuckv: who wants to spend $85.00 for a bread knife? I’ll eat crooked bread.

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