Removing Rust From A Japanese Ryoba Nokogiri Hand Saw

By | January 28th, 2017|Woodworking|

I’ve been looking for a Japanese ryoba nokogiri saw that I could practice sharpening Japanese handsaws on. I managed to win one on Ebay that was right around 30 dollars shipped. The blade had a bit of rust and some minor pitting, but wasn’t missing any teeth and was in OK condition. Also, at the [...]

DIY Magnetic Handsaw Cutting Guide

By | December 18th, 2016|Woodworking|

Make a magnetic guide for your handsaw so you can easily make square cuts. The guide is made from scraps and inexpensive magnets, and takes only an hour or two. The principle is the same as the rip fence on a table saw. You’ve got a section the saw will ride on and one that keeps the fence 90 degrees to the material you’re cutting.

Make T-Rex Skull Bookends

By | November 16th, 2014|Woodworking|

Dinosaurs Rule!  Do you have someone in your life that loves dinosaurs?  Use the scraps you probably have lying around to build some T-Rex bookends that will make that special someone smile every time they see them. The following are additional notes and reflections on the build and is meant to supplemental information to the video below. [...]