Category Archives: Techniques

The “How To’s” of hand sawing in all its forms

Listen to your saw…

Keeping a saw square and plumb as you crosscut a board can be challenging for the novice carpenter, joiner or Continue Reading →

A tip from Carl…

Last week I was up in Nashua for the Martin Donnelly Live Free or Die Tool Auction, which is just Continue Reading →

Dovetails a la Underhill….

It was my birthday last week, and despite being buried in saw work, I figured I deserved some woodworking time on Continue Reading →

Ripping on the super saw bench…

If you fancy yourself a craftsman of wood, then you are no doubt familiar with the countless people that ask Continue Reading →

A recipe for better sawing…

I’ve been having an on going conversation with Mark Harrell of BadAxeToolworks over email, and Mark has graciously shared with me some of his Continue Reading →

How to saw a tenon…

A few years ago, when I was still a young buck, I decided to make a bedside table and wanted to Continue Reading →

Resawing by hand…

I often find myself needing to resaw large slabs of wood efficiently in my shop, and since I love my Continue Reading →

Lamb’s Tongue: The Verdict…

A few days ago I posted about a new way I tried making a lamb’s tongue on a traditional hand Continue Reading →

Filing a Lamb’s Tongue…

So I recently acquired a nice old Disston #7 in need of a handle from one of my Woodnet connections (Thanks Dave!) Continue Reading →

That’s a Rip!

So, now that its meat powered saws only around the ole workshop, I thought I’d post about how exactly one Continue Reading →