Aye - I think that must have been where I remembered it from! Knew it was either Krenov or Frid, but wasn't sure whichMidnight":11cd838k said:
I'm with midnight here, i like japenese saws, tenon saws and a dovetail saw. whatever type of woodwork you do these will always be handythis one's kinda hard to answer; it all depends on how far you want to go..
The most common would be hand saws, tenon saws and dovetail saws, each available in rip and cross cut as well as a variety of lengths. In addition, there's fret saws, bow saws, coping saws, veneer saws, gents saws, flush-cut saws and a whole multitude of others... the trick is to figure out which ones you need to suit your style of working.
Hi all,Midnight":3b2w3rkz said:...
this one's kinda hard to answer; it all depends on how far you want to go..
I have a bowsaw and have tried it on several occasions. I am always left wondering why anyone would want to use one. Its only advantages that I can I see are the ability to change blades easily and the manoeuverability (like a coping saw) .Tony":4z5l5xa8 said:Interesting and begs the question, does anyone on here actually use a bowsaw in preference to other types?
Dovetail saws usually have some set in the teeth but not much.GEPPETTO":1uh5godt said:Hi Roger, thanks a lot for the advice.
Now I am going to think on what to do about the choice.
Excuse I have another question about backsaws: can I saw both tenon and dovetail with a single set backsaw ( I have seen that dovetail saw haven't set teeth)???.
I use a British style bowsaw (12") for curved cuts. It is much faster than a coping saw.Tony":2868tu28 said:Interesting and begs the question, does anyone on here actually use a bowsaw in preference to other types?
Hi RogerRoger Nixon":3to38yk6 said:If you have only one saw for tenons and dovetails, it would be better to have it filed rip.
Hi Roger,Roger Nixon":bfu14cxr said:Yes, a saw filed rip can cut cross grain but it will not cut as cleanly as a saw filed crosscut. If you knife your lines on tenons or clean up shoulders with a plane, the rougher cut of a saw filed rip won't be of much concern.
It is easier to saw more precisely if you have saws of the correct size and tooth configuration for the task at hand.