Rust on a saw blade makes for a dirty cut, a saw that sticks in the kerf, and teeth that just won’t get as sharp as they can be. For a saw to perform at its best, the blade should be clean, free of rust, and smooth. Here’s a tried and true process for cleaning up just about any old saw.
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?
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.
Progress has been slow on the new cabin, but it’s getting there. In the meantime, I’ve made another saw, and have been busy with other woodworking.
About 7 or 8 months ago, I made myself a new dovetail saw. I liked my old dovetail saw OK, but I wanted a bit more finesse, especially for really thin stock.