Joinery Bench #7: Testing out newly sharpened Rip and Crosscut saws on 4"x6"

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 12-29-2017 05:15 AM 898 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Rip and Crosscut handsaws reshaped and sharpened for use Part 7 of Joinery Bench series Part 8: creating a split top saw bench »

I wanted to see how these newly sharpened saws cut through wood. I have a 8’ piece of 4”x6” and cut 4 pieces at 20” lengths. And I wanted to see how straight I could now cut with properly tuned saws (no such thing as a straight line any other time in my past with saws). I’m happy! I followed the line around nearly perfect, maybe a 16th off here or there. I think that is not too shabby for this bulk of material. Used the rip saw for 20% of the cutting, crosscut for 80% just to feel the difference.
I actually decided 20” lengths because it occurred to me that if I am getting into hand sawing, I best make a saw bench.
I am currently using my two cabinet saws to do this cutting :)

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

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