These time-tested tools still have a place in modern workshops.
The Bow Saw
For hundreds of years before the first band saw ever found its way into a shop, craftsmen were making scalloped and scrolled edges on wood by hand with a thin blade stretched taut between two handles by a tensioning cord.
You'll still run into woodworking situations that call for a handsaw. Here are four we rely on in our shop.
How do you make a miter-cutting bench hook for Japanese handsaws?
I’d like to make a miter-cutting bench hook. I use Japanese handsaws that cut on the pull stroke. How can I adapt this project to work with my saws?
Not the same old saw
Put new life into a neglected tool.