Setting Saw Teeth

How Much Set Should Your Hand Saw Have?

The question of how much set to add to a hand saw is a common one for new saw sharpeners. Tooth set is a critical component to the performance of a hand saw. But how do you know if your saw has the proper amount of set?

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT052 – Hand Saws for Curves

On today’s show, I discuss holding small stock for plowing grooves, long planes with narrow irons, frame saw vs. bandsaw for resawing, flattening wooden hand planes, and hand saws for sawing curves.

March 2019 Patron Q&A Video

In this video, I discuss using a frame saw for resawing, and planing the end grain of thick hardwood pieces.

February 2019 Patron Q&A Video

In this video, I discuss drawboring a mortise & tenon, work holding for planing small stock, and hand sawing and planing veneer.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT010 – Using Hide Glue

On today’s show, I discuss outdoor finishes, auger bit lead screws, re-sawing by hand, more on hand tool storage, and using hide glue.