Lee Valley Tools    Woodworking Newsletter
   Vol. 4, Issue 6
   July 2010
   From the Archive

Excerpt from Popular Mechanics: Shop Notes, Volume 21, 1925.

Filing Crosscut Saws

Filing crosscut saws

Large crosscut saws used for sawing logs are, owing to their size, difficult to file when sharpening them without the aid of a vise. Experienced woodsmen employ the slot-and-wedge method of holding the saw, as shown in the drawing. A deep slot is cut across a log or heavy timber and the saw is placed upside down in this cut. One or two small wooden wedges are then driven in the cut to hold the saw securely in position and it can be filed readily.

—G.E. Hendrickson, Argyle, Wis.
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