Not quite on topic, but heavily saw related and imho worth sharing:
Saw handle template library: http://www.tgiag.com/saw-handle-scans.html
Saw handle angle considerations: http://www.blackburntools.com/blog/concerning-hang-angles-and-saw-handles/
Prior to everything else: I’m a newbie in woodworking, so I know the doubts and the thoughts that in most cases the culprit is on the handle of the tool.
But when it comes to sawing that isn’t the case every time. First thing I’d exclude is the saw itself as the reason of the problem. So I second the suggestion of @etmo.
To improve the sawing…[Read more]
But I already built that sawbench and the sawponies and they are pretty useful – for sawing and doing small stuff. And: I can put them under the workbench, which won’t be possible with a fully grown sawhorse. The cellar is 7m² (around 75sqft), of which 1.5mx1.5m (5ftx5ft) are left for woodworking.
So space usage really…[Read more]
Go for the sawhorse.
Two days ago I tried to prepare a 40x60x900mm sized raw sawn spruce bar (flattening, squaring, planing to size 37x55x900mm) on the saw bench. After around half an hour my back told me to seriously think whether preparing a lot of larger pieces that way is a good or a not so good idea…
Yesterday I bought some prepared…[Read more]
I’d like to describe my process of building up a small hand tool woodworking workshop from scratch – with all successes and the mistakes I made.
The very first project was a saw buck for my father – a german description of the build is here: http://www.outdoor-foren.de/threads/holzbau.3071/#post-32901
The cross and diagonal struts got…[Read more]
Sorry to read that.
Do you have the capability to fasten a rubber strap on your balcony and on the inside of the door? That strap automatically closes the the balcony door and keeps it closed…
Fingers crossed that you’ll get it sorted.
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