Hand Tools

Subject:
It's prickly

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
The teeth are prickly and prone to digging in on the first pull of the saw which pulls out fibers. However, what is shown is the first cut I ever made with it. The saw may be inherently much better than the person running it.

What I like, now that I cut the end off, is the ability to saw what is essentially a stopped saw cut quickly, much more quickly than the saw I previously used. The waste between these saw kerfs will be chiseled away. Then with the aid of a guide block the angled side of the half tail socket will be pared to 14 degrees. Hence, it matters not what this kerf looks like, it goes away and even what is pared gets covered by the dovetail.

I'm hell bent on getting the cases for these pieces together. Finished one today and will glue it tomorrow. Not concerned with fine points now, but will practice with the saw later to see what I can do with it. It will likely be useful for other jobs.

I'll practice

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