Most joinery saws have some kind of back, or spine, to stiffen the blade because the blades on these saws are typically quite thin and could easily buckle without some kind of support.
All saws need a blade, otherwise they have a hard time cutting wood. So that’s where our saw making process starts.
Just one more use for blue (or in this case green) tape.
If you are willing to put in the time and effort required to build one, a premium hand saw is within your budget.
Before committing too much time to a new wooden plane, I start simply by cleaning the plane and honing the iron to make sure it’s worth putting in additional work.
When the lever cap is properly set, the blade should not move during normal planing, but should be able to be adjusted without having to loosen the lever cap.
Cutting open three wooden coffin smooth planes to see what makes them tick.
The simple scratch stock can be used to create some very dramatic effects.
Should you make room for a scrub plane in your tool kit?
Try these tips for sizing a saw to your frame and I’m confident you’ll find the perfect saw for you.
How many hand saws does one really need?
Cutting curves efficiently by hand requires still another saw…or maybe several.