This companion video for our reprint of the 1889 book Exercises in Woodworking, shows you how to make the most of traditional (and essential) hand tools in the modern shop.
Exercises in Woodworking Exercise 8: Use of the Cross-cut Saw: The teeth on a cross-cut saw are beveled (like a knife blade) half to the left, half to the right (which is called "fleam"); more fleam helps the saw to cut more smoothly – but it causes the teeth dull faster. Here, you'll learn about how cross-cut tooth geometry works, then learn how to make good cross-cuts.
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