Deciding whether to use a Western style saw or the Japanese equivalent can be a tough choice. They perform the same tasks, so what’s the difference?
In traditional woodworking we often use the phrase “saw to the line”. But what exactly does that mean?
Being able to saw to a line is a skill that takes practice. If you don’t do any hand sawing but joinery, you won’t get enough practice to saw straight and true consistently.
Turning a $15 paper weight into a sweet user smoothing plane part 2 – refinishing and reassembly.
Turning a $15 paper weight into a sweet user smoothing plane part 1 – assessing function and cleaning.