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kooldecker

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177 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: hand saw sharpening sharpening dvd

Hey guys, ive been a long luker here, and im finally starting to post a few things. Im getting more and more into the hand tool addiction and i really want to learn the art of saw sharpening. I saw that tom law has a dvd , and im sure there are others out there. I was wanting to know if any of you guys out there that have one, are willing to sell it? Im a seasonal worker (concrete) and at the moment im on a tight budget, but im left at the moment with some free time and lots of elbow grease to use. Im currently rehabbing an old dovetail saw given to me by my uncle, and would love to finish the job by sharpening it myself. Im not looking for a handout by any means, or to get it for 2 dollars . Im guessing there is a possibility that a few of you out there have one, and dont use it anymore because you have aquired the skills and dont need it . If that is you , i would gladly take it off your hands , name your price. Im even open to a trade if there is somthing you may need. Anyway i thank you guys for all the knowledge you have given me already, and the stuff that is sure to come in the future already. Thanks alot.
Jason

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"


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Mosquito

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#1 posted 177 days ago

It’s not a DVD, but it is free (and DVD length, does that count?). Andy (AKA Brit here on LumberJocks) posted a video on YouTube for saw sharpening. I highly recommend it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-_MF2Mnxwc

He blogged about posting the video here: http://lumberjocks.com/Brit/blog/36332
His whole Saw Talk blog has some good information in it as well. Lots of rehabs

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 176 days ago

x2 to the above post and a huge vouch for the video giving you all the proper information required to make an old saw sing again.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 176 days ago

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 176 days ago

^ nice find, didn’t know he had posted that outside the masterclasses yet

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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darinS

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#5 posted 176 days ago

Also, if you get stuck or have questions try here

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27984

There’s a ton of information there.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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kooldecker

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#6 posted 176 days ago

Wow guys thanks! Cant wait to sift through these. I just never get over how ppl respond on here. It is truley a supportive environment !

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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hydro

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#7 posted 176 days ago

Check the local flea markets and antique shops for an old saw filing vise. It will make your work much easier and they are usually not too expensive.

-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.

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SCOTSMAN

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#8 posted 176 days ago

Apart from a decent collection of japanese saws, I just buy throw away saws nowadays.It works for me and I get reasonable mileage from one of these realatively cheap and nasty saws (in the eyes of the elite wood-gods )LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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adaughhetee

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#9 posted 176 days ago

He’s a woodwright shop video I think Roy does a good job explaining and uses oversized examples to help under stand. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365021491/

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ColonelTravis

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#10 posted 176 days ago

Another vote for Andy The Brit, thorough and knowledgeable. He also has great stuff about bits and braces.

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