Hand sawing

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/soyrbxsnx9?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Consider These 3 Things With Every Saw Cut Saw are the best! Master your sawing and everything in your woodworking will be better. Joinery will be tighter, hand planing faster, your blood pressure will…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/wsslbloul6?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Understand How the Saw Teeth Cut Most of us know what rake and fleam and pitch are when referring to saw teeth. But do you truly understand how it makes the saw feel when…

Part 2: Making the Wedges Wedges and a Birdsmouth: Simple and Effective This edge planing stop is not a new idea but it is a great thing to have around if you have a viseless…

The First Step to Developing a Saw Problem Initially we don't need that many saws for typical furniture making. Usually we add more joinery saws to the nest because these back saws are specialized for…

  The Fastest Way to Flatten a Board is with a Saw Saws don't get much press in the hand tool world. Planes take all the credit for beautiful work when they are really helpless…

  Casework is About Consistency This Japanese tool box comes from the Japanese side of woodworking and is often seen filled with Japanese saws and planes and chisels. The design is so minimal and beautiful…

  A Chisel Exercise Like No Other Bench hooks are one of those bench appliances that you can never have enough of. So it seems a little funny to make a couple of such skinny…

  No Vises, No Problem This workbench is hardly a unique design. It takes the wide aprons of an English joiners bench, adds in a modern split top design, and stout legs and joinery to…

  Give It a Twist to Straighten Out the Grain Rift sawn lumber has the growth rings oriented between 30 and 60 degrees to the face. This results in beautiful straight grain on all 4…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/3szab4hyjo?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick LinksCommon Ripping MistakesCorrecting an Errant Rip CutCommon Crosscut MistakesSlow Down Your Cut for AccuracySawing Training WheelsResawingAlternate Method Benchside Rip CutSaw Sharpening Common Sawing Mistakes and Correcting Errant Saw Cuts In this session…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/m7e6fa2ry6?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Session IntroductionThe Ideal Nest of SawsSaw Tooth Geometry (Rake & Fleam)Presentation AnglePitchSetSaw HandlesBreasted SawsSaw HangMass Produced vs Boutique SawsConclusion Saw Tooth Geometry and the Elements of Hand Saws In this session…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/p83yrr2087?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Struggling to Saw Straight? Sometimes just committing to the cut is the best way to saw straight because a well tuned saw will want to run true. When you use the full length of…

  Here is another tip inspired by the ramblings of kirbyk when he brought up the difficulty of making a long saw cut accurately. This comes up any time we make case dados or breadboard…

  This week I'm talking about my favorite subject: sawing. Sawing accuracy doesn't have to be super complicated. Instead just listen to your saw and let your ears tell you everything you need to know.…

  I'm contemplating sawing problems and the myriad yet all similar issues that you guys contact me about. 9 times out of 10 your problems are reflective of lack of time behind the saw handle.…

  I had a last minute, mass production style project land on my bench this week. It was a fun diversion but it would have been a nightmare if I had built it the way…

  Yes I'm left handed, that may be weird for you righty people out there who has had all your scissors work all your life. But hardship makes us strong so suck it up and…

  I get asked what I think about canted saw plates a lot. After test driving a pair of Bad Axe stiletto saws for a few months now I'm kinda "meh" about the whole idea.…

  Have you gotten enough practice on those scary compound dovetails yet? Time to put it to the test and build the carcass of the tool box. This video tackles some interesting challenges in joinery…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/vn27dw2n19?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Starting a Saw Cut Should be Easy Adjusting the Rake Angle This session is in direct response to a member who was having issues getting his saw to start. When he…

  Building the Joinery Bench Top If you were only building a bench on bench design, then you could complete this step and be done with the build other than the vise installation. The top…

Steve Herbin Steve hails from New Jersey (now he is in Florida) and again you will find some of the same information but manifested slightly differently. Once again we see a great improvement from start…

Trent Tunstall If you have watched the first 2 of these consults then you will start to see a pattern in some of the advice I am giving. It is really no surprise that so…

Kirk Petten This time I head to the frozen wastes of Newfoundland and work with Kirk Petten.  Kirk tested me as there wasn't much wrong with his sawing to begin with, but he also struggled…