The dilemma of home center lumber. We’ve all heard from the curmudgeons who would never buy their lumber from a home center and are appalled that anyone else would either. But is home center lumber really that evil?
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.
Managing tearout doesn’t have to be a chore.