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: Leg to Stretcher Joint Next Hancock Shaker Bench: Assembly 3 Comments Jmmorris February 8, 2021 Reply Aggressive coping saw blade – 16 tpi or less than this? Fine coping saw blade I’m guessing is 24 tpi. Thanks Bob Rozaieski February 9, 2021 Reply I’d look for something as coarse as you can get. The 12″ blade that Tools for Working Wood sells for their 12″ turning saw is 10 PPI. TFWW and Lee Valley also sell Pegas coping saw blades at 10 TPI. That’s not too coarse. The blade I used in the video was 11 PPI I think. I would consider the 18 TPI blade that they sell a fine toothed blade. JohnM February 15, 2021 Reply My Amazon purchased Olsen coping saw has 15 tpi. It worked well enough, especially as i cut the stretchers in pairs, so 4 pairs of cuts rather than 8 separate cuts. Definitely the coping saw round cuts are rougher than the straight cuts, but the design of the bench hides a good bit of that and a piece of sandpaper solves the worst of it. On to assembly! Cheers Join the Discussion Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.