Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition


Hand Saw Essentials Winter 2012

This was the first time we've run Hand Saw Essentials, the first class in our Basics of Woodworking series. A full class and very engaged bunch of students justified our belief that learning to effectively use and maintain saws is one of the first skills every woodworker should learn. The plethora of different power saws has eclipsed the hand saw but that light is starting to shine again.

Sawing precisely means matching the saw to the task and keeping the saw sharp. Between the School's collection and Jim's personal collection we have a pretty complete set of saws for you to experience. Recently we dedicated part of a spare bench as a saw sharpening station and this makes a big difference when, like honing a chisel you just need to touch up the saw.

We'll offer this class later in the year. We'll publish the date when we schedule it.