16110Re: [MedievalSawdust] Tenon Saw Project
- Nov 2, 2013conradh@... wrote:
> In the old days, every woodworker sharpened their own,A master never sharpens tools.
That's what apprentices are for! =^)
In the Japanese tradition, saw sharpening was even its
own specialty profession. Why do it yourself when you
can have it done by somebody who does it every day,
Sadly, this profession is mostly defunct. One of my
teachers says that the last time he took a saw to the
sharpener, the old man had retired and the son had
taken over the shop. The saw sharpened by the son did
not cut straight, so my teacher never went back.
THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie
(mka: Elliott C. Evans)
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