I actually had time to do some woodworking over the weekend. Probably won’t happen again ’til next year, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. It was a great excuse to do some more work with my carcase saw based on Joseph Smith’s ‘Key’, as well.
I’m making a door to cover a utility cabinet in my step-daughter’s room. Since we remodeled a few months ago there’s been nothing but good intentions standing between our water main and her bedroom/karate dojo. I’m making a simple frame and panel door from white pine.
Having one saw that can do the work of two is just as cool as it gets. Here I’m using it to rip the tenon cheeks for the door frame…
And then cut the shoulders…
She does it all.
I have written and talked a lot about how I file these sash-style saws and the more I use them to build furniture, the more I love them. I think the combination of 10 degrees of rake and 10 degrees of fleam is the perfect compromise for ripping and crosscutting.
On a side note, I actually shipped my first order for one of these carcase saws this morning. Finishing it up late last night and running it through wood for the first time made me stop and think. I never intended to become a saw-maker…but here I am. And I don’t think I could be any more pleased.