Crosscut

The axe is sharp again, but now let's buck the tree into logs with the big crosscut saw. Whereas the axe is a versatile individualist, the saw is a team of specialists. One hundred teeth work in teams to cut as many tiny chips as they can carry away with every stroke. Just as the axe made an opening wider than itself by cutting on either side of a cross-grain notch, so does the saw, slicing across the grain on alternate sides of the kerf. Unlike the symmetrically edged felling axe, saw teeth are flat on the outside and beveled to the inside of the cut. This asymmetry forces the tiny chip to the inside of the kerf where it gets carried out in the spaces between the teeth.

This log won't pinch.

This log won't pinch.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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