I got another email this morning from one of my ‘Build A Backsaw’ students with pictures of his finished saw. Joe, like every one else in class, had completed his saw and was cutting tenons by the end of the second day, but was still deciding on a finish for his beech tote. Interestingly enough, he chose to sand his tote to 400 grit and then simply apply paste wax. Very nice, Joe!
I love beech for saw totes…it is the perfect species. It is not really known for its aesthetic appeal, but I think it looks as nice as any wood when you polish it up….
If you’d love to build your own backsaw too, I’ll be teaching this two-day class again at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in August. You can sign up for class here.