Saturday, October 19, 2013

Selecting beech

The old English saws were always made with beech handles. Often with beautifull ray fleck patterns. They used to split the wood, a method which opens up the wood in the exact radial plane. Because I use sawn wood, I have to search for the right plane where the rings are perpendicular to the face.

Some pictures. First the chopsaw. My "new" Spear and Jackson 6ppi crosscut saw.

Cutting oblique on the tablesaw, until I find some nice rayflecks.

And this is the result.

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