October 2004

Tool Test: MultiWindow Shark 240mm Japanese Saw

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 30 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Some Japanese saws fail to live up to expectations in the hands of Western woodworkers because the tools aren’t used properly or they’re used in woods that are unsuitable for that saw’s tooth design. The most...

Endurance Test: Side-clamp Honing Guide

Ignore the naysayers. This jig produces square, sharp edges every single time. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the October 2004 issue #143 Buy this issue now Many of my fellow hand-tool users give me a rash of grief about my simple side-clamp honing guide, which has been a fixture on...