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CT Valley Open House/ L-N Event

I just got home from WIA and I’m tired, but because I have low self-esteem and don’t want Bob Van Continue Reading →


A customer from Italy recently asked me about an apparent bow along the toothline of his new backsaw. He wondered Continue Reading →

Size matters

Re-filing teeth on a rip saw is not one of my favorite activities in the shop. I can remember when Continue Reading →


Is there a set of values that go along with working wood by hand? I wonder this often and I Continue Reading →

I like it on the bottom…

So you’ve decided to try your hand at saw restoration. Congratulations! You’ve got your newly minted copy of “Super-Tune Your Backsaw” Continue Reading →

A busy spring…

Its been a busy spring thus far…but that’s how I like it. I’ve gotten quite caught up on my backlog Continue Reading →

I do it wrong

          There. I said it. I file saws the wrong way. I  feel better. You must Continue Reading →

Saw Design

As I sit here at home sick with the flu and literally stewing in my own juices, my mind wanders, Continue Reading →

For Sale: D8 Rip w/ Thumbhole SOLD!

        Disston & Sons D8: 26 inches, 4.5 pts, filed rip with 0 deg. rake, c. 1900. Continue Reading →


                                   1874 was a Continue Reading →