Joinery Bench #6: Rip and Crosscut handsaws reshaped and sharpened for use

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 12-24-2017 07:10 AM 2161 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: First time jointing and sharping a hand saw: success! I think Part 6 of Joinery Bench series Part 7: Testing out newly sharpened Rip and Crosscut saws on 4"x6" »

My finger aches and blisters can attest to my lack of experience when it comes to reshaping handsaw teeth and sharpening. Of course, the rip saw was easy since no fleam. Crosscut took awhile. And I messed up the rake on the crosscut as I forgot to change from 7 degrees to 12. Oh well… it’s going to stay that way for a long long time.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 12-24-2017 07:27 AM

Bust out the workmate! It’s time to cut something.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 12-24-2017 03:18 PM

I had to buy this Workmate 425 because I started filing with my saw vise on my workbench which, of all places, resides in my living room. A couple strokes with the metal file told me NOT to have metal filing hanging around ontop of my Pergo hardwood floor :) Wanted to do some stuff outside at times and after watching Brit’s 2 1/2 hour long youtube video on saw sharpening, he gave me idea of using the workmate outside. Of course, it’s 30 degrees outside here so for now it is in the garage.
I then tried to attempt the Paul Seller’s winding sticks. I should of known….I am really bad at following a line. Time and experience will help with that but yet it’s still frustrating.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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