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the broken carpenter #7: Those Legs!

10-24-2020 05:34 PM by SquintyPolock | 0 comments »

So, I have these 6×6 scraps that I salvaged from a local builder. Good legs! I cut them to approximate length and then ripped the ends on the table saw. As you can see here, my handsaw skills need some work. After some experimentation with the chisels, files, mallet, lack of finesse, disappointments, and perseverance; they came out OK. It seems that working with hardwood is easier than with pine. The pine is soft, stingy. I find that oak, for example, shaves off more precisely. Here, you can see how crooked the tendons get where I started hand sawing. Glad they were cock-eyed in, and not out. I have some chisel work to do! I flipped ov...

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