|Months after we first showed our new 14" sash saw at Woodworking in America last October I can finally say we have the first batch of saws done. Above is a bunch being laid out for final testing and inspection. Testing these saws is pretty involved because these saws are filed so that you can use them either for ripping or crosscutting. So we have to test them in both configurations. It takes time. |
The reason for this fairly complicated filing (5° negative rake, 7° fleam) is because we learned for several historical sources including the Joiner and Cabinet Maker that a single sash saw was the general go-to all-purpose joinery saw of the early 19th century. You might think that this type of filing would be pretty harsh in use but like most hand filed saws (and the saw is of course hammer set and hand filed) the action is pretty sweet, especially as the saw breaks in.
I'll have more details and more background information and some sample pictures of the quality of the cut when we officially announce the saw - probably next week (I need to take a decent picture of the saw first). At the same time we will add it to the website for ordering. I can tell you that the introductory price will be $219.95 for the first month with the regular price after that being $239.95.
For those of you who placed an order at Woodworking in America we will of course charge you the introductory price.
ps - the coding on the brown paper in the picture is the way we keep track of which tests have been on each blade.
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