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.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT048 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss order of operations for projects, workbench top board orientation, nails for a cabinet back, mixing hot hide glue without a glue pot, saw sharpening files, and flattening a workbench.

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.