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.
Matt Seiler shows how to sharpen a veneer saw.
A buddy showed me an old estate-sale handsaw. The end of the blade featured a small protuberance. Any clues to its purpose?
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?
I have a Japanese-style pull saw that’s starting to dull. How do I sharpen it?
5 Tools every woodworker should own and use religiously.
You'll still run into woodworking situations that call for a handsaw. Here are four we rely on in our shop.