The Essential Handsaw Book
Projects & Techniques for Mastering a Timeless Hand Tool
Editors of Popular Woodworking
Discover the satisfaction of employing a trusty handsaw in the shop.
Ask most woodworkers about their introduction to handsaws and a memory of a rusty blade stuttering and sticking its way through a cut comes to mind. Throw in terms like “fleam” and “rake” and a handsaw’s place in a world of power tools seems even more antiquated and mysterious. This is too bad because a properly sharpened and correctly used handsaw can become one of the most efficient and trusted tools in any workshop.
With expert know-how compiled from the pages of Popular Woodworking, The Essential Handsaw Book will change your perception and introduce you to everything you need to know to master handsaws, backsaws, and specialty saws. You’ll learn correct sawing techniques, the sharpening process, and how to hand-cut dovetails. After upgrading your knowledge and abilities, you can apply your newly honed skills to creating sawbenches, a bench hook, a classic six-board chest, and more. With the tips, tricks, and information of The Essential Handsaw Book, you’ll soon understand the efficiency and ageless appeal of a properly used handsaw.
Preview the first several pages of this book here.
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About the Author:
Popular Woodworking has delivered expert how-to articles and commentary from America’s best and brightest woodworkers for more than 30 years. Committed to the philosophy of blending the best of hand and power tool woodworking, Popular Woodworking delivers the inspiration and information needed to develop woodworking skills, build attractive and long-lasting projects, and elevate your confidence and satisfaction in the craft. Popular Woodworking is published digitally and in print six times annually.