The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum

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The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum

Post by frizzen » March 7th, 2021, 7:00 am

I don't know if anybody else here is into Roy Underhills tv show, but thought this would be of interest here

The Woodwrights Shop, Season 35, episode 7

It's not groundbreaking, but looked like a fairly good introduction to the tool. Just a little suprising that he was using rusty saws that probably could have been set up better.
Let's go cut some happy little trees over here. Then we'll plant two, because everybody needs a friend.

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Re: The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum

Post by Jim_Thode » March 7th, 2021, 1:36 pm

Interesting. 821 different styles of saw teeth.

Yes, looks to me like his saws could be cleaned. I guess some are concerned about removing the patina and some of the history from old tools.

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Re: The Woodwright Shop - crosscut conundrum

Post by PATCsawyer » March 8th, 2021, 3:46 am

Roy gave the 60 second filing class. He got his point across and his examples, particularly the dado using a knife and chisel was a good visual. He held the chisel at a low angle, positioned the way a swaged raker would peel out curly noodles. It would've been a neat segway to swaged rakers, but he gave that technique short mention.