Category Archives: Maintenance

From smithing and sharpening, to resurecting rust and handle repair

Questions

I love getting emails with saw questions. Its sometimes funny because people always apologize when they ask a question….like they Continue Reading →

I slope, you slope, we all slope gullets…

At some point in your handsaw journey you’ll probably come across the term ”sloped gullets”, and at first you’ll likely be as confused Continue Reading →

Custom filing a backsaw…

I get a lot of 14 and 16 inch backsaws from customers who tell me that they don’t like the Continue Reading →

How much set is too much set?

I got an email today from a local customer who was concerned about the excessive set on his rip saw. Continue Reading →

Sharpening: A Cure for Cows and Calves…

I get lots of questions through the blog from readers and now students that have taken my saw sharpening classes. Continue Reading →

Cleaning a saw plate…

If you’re not familiar with Josh Clark of Hyperkitten then do yourself a favor and surf on over to his site. Josh Continue Reading →

Vises with vices…

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that a good saw vise is hard to find. It’s not a matter Continue Reading →

Sharpening: An important lesson…

The most important lesson I have ever learned about sharpening saws, and about woodworking in general, came to me some Continue Reading →