Out on a Limb: Making Peace to Make Furniture

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 8

From the August 2006 issue #156
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A couple years ago I bought a vintage Disston No. 7 handsaw to round out the nest of saws that are useful to a typical furniture maker.

The saw was perfect: sharp, straight, correctly set and it felt like an old baseball glove in my right hand. But for some reason, this fine-toothed saw didn’t cut well. It bound at every opportunity. Even worse, it wouldn’t follow a line like my other saws did – it strayed across the board like a tipsy reveler at a DUI checkpoint.

From the August 2006 issue #156
Buy this issue now