Category Archives: Saws

The Skill in Saw-Making

An Industry That Requires Intelligent Labor and Many Delicate Processes. How the Large Steel Plates Are Taken And Made to Suit the Uses of Man—Saws of All Sizes and Descriptions. The complexity of the industries to-day found in this city … Continue reading

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Common Woodworking Tools—Saws

It often occurs that an amateur, with a taste for mechanics, determines to go in for a small set of tools, and after having laid out four or five pounds at an ironmonger’s, finds by-and-by, to his sorrow, that his … Continue reading

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A Simple Saw Till for a Tool Chest

Because saws are delicate rust-magnets, storing them is a balancing act of protecting their bendable, rust-prone sawplates and still making them easy to get in and out of storage. There are many good solutions. This is a simple one that … Continue reading

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Introducing ‘The Naked Lady Saw’

The following blog post contains artistic (no, that’s too strong a word), um, renderings of the female human body that might offend if you are the kind of person who blushes while visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art or viewing … Continue reading

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How to Saw/Why you Should Follow David Savage

“I teach people to see using a motorbike analogy. ‘Imagine you are riding a nice powerful bike, the sun is shining and you are driving along this winding country lane your partner is on the back and you are going … Continue reading

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Pégas Blades, Good Books, Other Stuff

For those of you who missed my blog entries on Pégas blades (here), the bad news is that Tools for Working Wood is temporarily sold out of these outstanding, durable and less-expensive Swiss-made coping-saw blades. The good news is that … Continue reading

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Roubo on Scieurs de Long

Continuing with the series on pit sawing; this is my translation of André Roubo’s description of the process from L’Art du menuisier (1769-82). Roubo offers us a unique view of pit sawing not yet covered in the other passages, that … Continue reading

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