CoursesPremium Video CoursesFoundations of Traditional Woodworking OnlineHand Saw Foundations Downloads 3 Lesson1.1 Essay – Which Hand Saws Do You Really Need? Lesson1.2 Reference – Hand Saw Sharpening Notes Lesson1.3 Project Notes – Hancock Shaker Bench Introduction to Hand Saws 7 Lesson2.1 Hand Saw Foundations Introduction Lesson2.2 The Importance of the Saw Lesson2.3 The Two Types of Saws Lesson2.4 Demystifying Saw Tooth Geometry Lesson2.5 Western Saws vs. Japanese Saws Lesson2.6 New Saws vs. Old Saws Lesson2.7 What Saws do you Really Need? Basic Hand Saw Use 6 Lesson3.1 The Mechanics of Hand Sawing Lesson3.2 The Third Class Saw Cut Lesson3.3 The Second Class Saw Cut Lesson3.4 The First Class Saw Cut Lesson3.5 Starting the Cut Lesson3.6 Making a Bench Hook Hand Saw Sharpening 5 Lesson4.1 Introduction to Hand Saw Sharpening Lesson4.2 Tools for Sharpening Hand Saws Lesson4.3 Sharpening the Rip Saw Lesson4.4 Sharpening the Crosscut Saw Lesson4.5 Testing and Adjusting the Saw Project: Hancock Shaker Bench 6 Lesson5.1 Hancock Shaker Bench: Introduction Lesson5.2 Hancock Shaker Bench: Breaking Down Stock Lesson5.3 Hancock Shaker Bench: Leg to Stretcher Joint Lesson5.4 Hancock Shaker Bench: Decorative Details Lesson5.5 Hancock Shaker Bench: Assembly Lesson5.6 Hancock Shaker Bench: Applying Finish Closing Remarks 1 Lesson6.1 Hand Saw Foundations Closing Remarks This content is protected, please login and enroll course to view this content! Prev Hancock Shaker Bench: Breaking Down Stock Next Hancock Shaker Bench: Decorative Details 2 Comments JohnM February 15, 2021 Reply One thing to add – repeated taking the stretcher in and out of the legs will result in the joints getting looser. I’m guessing this is because pine is a softer wood and bruises fairly easily. I’m guessing the solution is to limit the number of times you take the stretchers in and out. Bob Rozaieski February 15, 2021 Reply Yes, one or two test fits should be fine but if the joint is repeatedly assembled and disassembled, the wood will compress and the joint may loosen. But when glue is added the moisture should swell the compressed fibers back close to their original thickness. Join the Discussion Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.