Custom sawmaker Andrew Lunn has become a part-time 911 paramedic to become a full-time sawmaker. Today is his first day on the job at Eccentric Toolworks.
“My idea from the beginning was simply to make the nicest saws I can, and that if I did that, everything else would work itself out,” Lunn wrote in an e-mail. “There always seems to be a market for high-quality work, whatever kind of work it happens to be. And sometimes when you have something in mind you just have to start making it, as it’s nothing someone else would maybe even think to ask you to make.”
You might remember the review I wrote of Andrew’s dovetail saw (find it here). Since then, I’ve been testing his carcase saw, which is also incredible. And while speaking to some Columbus-area woodworkers last month I got to handle a couple of Andrew’s panel saws. Everything I’ve seen of his is well-balanced, highly tuned and inspiring.
He says he currently has a fairly robust number of orders to fill and he will be using handmade saw-setting hammer (shown above) a lot more in the coming days. I hope to do my part to keep him busy , I’m reviewing his dovetail saw in the forthcoming Spring 2009 issue of Woodworking Magazine.
– Christopher Schwarz