February 1, 2024

Selecting, Using and Maintaining Vintage Handsaws

  •  April 20, 2024
     8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Registration $113.00 (USD)  

The purpose of this one-day block of instruction is to introduce students to saw selection, use and maintenance through proven traditional sawyering techniques that have endured throughout the centuries, back when communication moved at the speed of a horse or a sail. Much of the information below has been forgotten when generations of woodworkers following the WWII era gravitated toward power tools. This one-day class will empower the student to know how to select and use handsaws, exercise proper form when sawing, and how to maintain/clean these saws.

This class will cover the following topics:

  • How to select handsaws for a project
  • Is my saw worth saving?
  • Saw Accessory Use and Design: bench hooks and saw benches.
  • Complete disassembly of a backsaw (including removing the back) & reassembly.

Registration Includes

Participants will learn how to select, clean and use a diverse array of handsaws, backsaws and frame saws across the spectrum of woodcutting requirements without the use of corded power tools.

You should bring…

A positive attitude and willingness to endure a splinter 🙂

Skill Level

No prior experience required

Best for Ages…

Ages 13 or older



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