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Forum topic by emiliof posted 01-30-2015 02:21 AM 838 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2015 02:21 AM

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Hi there!

This is sort of funny. I was browsing some old training books on woodworking in a local library of the city I live in, (Caracas, Venezuela (South America)). One of those books had a (strange?) image of a hand sawing technique. It is not that they say it is a wrong technique, on the contrary, they recommend this way of sawing.

I took a photo of that image, which I attach. Yeah I know, the first joke that should come to everybody’s minds is that it is the venezuelan sawing technique :-) Believe me, it is the first time I see this. Does it make any sense to you guys?



-- Emilio

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#1 posted 01-30-2015 02:36 AM

I just saw an episode of The Woodwright’s Shop recently where Christopher Schwarz demonstrated this and other sawing techniques. The picture looks funny, but in the video it seemed to work great.

Edit: You can jump to about 15:40 in this episode:

Here’s the YouTube version:

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#2 posted 01-30-2015 02:59 AM

Wow! Thanks Rob! I saw the video and I am simply amazed! This technique does not look bad at all… especially for your back… I’m going to give it a try tomorrow :-)

I make my projects with power tools, but I want to feel the experience of making some projects using only hand tools… a sort of personal challenge.



-- Emilio

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#3 posted 01-30-2015 05:11 AM

I wonder if the Disston thumbhole handle can be used in this technique. I’ve always ripped boards with my knee holding the board on a short bench but this is interesting.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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