Tag Archives: backsaw

Choosing a Back Saw: Everything You Really Need to Know

So let’s say you’re just starting to get into woodworking, and you realize that you really need a small saw.  The ones with the spines look nice.  They’re called “back saws,” right? They seem like they might be easier to … Continue reading

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A New Tenon Saw to Match

This is the old backsaw I had been using as a tenon saw for the last few years.  It’s not a pretty sight. I’m tempted to say that this saw had seen better days, but that would be completely untrue. … Continue reading

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Building Two Saws: Part 3

Although I usually feel like a competent woodworker, any time I am faced with metal work I feel like I’ve gone back to kindergarten.  This project has, however, forced me to get a little more comfortable with metal working. But … Continue reading

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Woodworking in America 2013: Highlights

My wife and I spent the last two days at the Woodworking in America convention in the Cincinnati area.   Here are some of my highlights. Peter Follansbee gave a fun, engaging demonstration of Sloyd spoon carving.  In his characteristic … Continue reading

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