I have some 15′ or so 1″x14″ 100 year old ponderosa pine boards I’m turning into cabinet frames. For a tall pantry portion it involves ripping down 6′ long 3″ wide boards out of them. I’d roughed them to length and was cutting them to width by overhanging my bench and sawing using a normal two hand grip. At one point I though hmm, and turned around and used a reverse two hand grip so the teeth were pointing away from me. The dominant right hand reaches out and grips the handle with the saw pointing back toward you, left hand over laps that.
It worked fabulously, easy to guide, very easy to push into the wood rather than pull and just generally better. I did some googling and saw it referred to as ‘continental style’ sawing. Anybody else ever tried that method.
I have a brief video of it I might try loading later.
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