306Re: [medievalsawdust] Whuttzit?
- Jan 1, 2003
> I was thinking that it holds a fileoops.... still asleep...
> for turning up a hand saw before you
> file the individual teeth.
make that true-ing up ( or jointing )
from 'Old Ways of Working Wood'
Alex W. Bealer
First of all, the saw blade must be top-jointed, joint
refer-ring to the evenness of the points along a
straight line from handle to end of blade. This is
done with a flat mill or mill bastard file held in an
easily made block which consists of two narrow boards,
about a foot long, nailed together along their edges
to form a right angle. The file is placed flat on the
inside surface of one board then the block is reversed
so that the file rests flatly on the saw points and
the other board in the block serves as a fence to keep
the file horizontal. Jointing is done by merely
running the file along the length of the blade, with
down-ward pressure deriving only from the weight of
file and block, until all teeth are of the same
Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
Aude Aliquid Dignum
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