Title: Woodworking for beginners; a manual for amateurs
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Wheeler, Charles G. (Charles Gardner), 1855-1946
Subjects: Carpentry Woodwork
Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam’s sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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lest it catch and the saw buckle. The saw should cut moston the downward motion, not on the up stroke. With a sharp saw, there is nothing gained by bearing downheavily on the teeth, which may spring the saw and make crookedwork. Rather let the saw run of itself with an easy, /I^^/i^ stroke,guiding it carefully, and not letting it press on the wood on theup stroke. The more hastily and furiously you saw the poorerthe result will probably be.When you degin to runoff the line, as you will bepretty sure to do, twist thesaw a little with the wristas you go on, which willbring it back to the line,because of the kerf beingwider than the thickness ofthe saw-blade. Beginners are apt tobend the saw over to oneside. You can tell w^hether it is cutting at right angles with the face of the board by testingwith the try-square as shown in Fig. 660. Such a test as this is,however, too inconvenient for ordinary i)ractical work and youshould learn as quickly as you can to hold the saw-blade correctly.
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Fig. 660. Tools and Operations 473 At the end of the cut, as at the beginning, saw gently withquick, light strokes, and hold the piece which is being cut offwith the left hand, lest it break off and splinter one of the two pieces. If the saw binds or does not work easily, you can for yourrougher work put a little tallow, butter, lard, or lubricating oil onthe biade, but beware of doing this for your nice work, or it willdeface it when done. If the binding is caused by the springingtogether of the wood (Fig. 695) the crack should be wedged open. Do not get into the habit of sawing a little way outside of theline and then trimming off the superfluous wood with your knifeor a chisel. That is not a good way to learn to saw by a line.Try your best to make the cut where it should be (even if you domake mistakes for a good while) and thus get into the habit ofdoing it right without having to rely on any other tool than the saw. Many pieces of wood can better be screwed in the vise for saw-in
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