New Book! ‘Handsaw Essentials’ written by a lot of Woodworkers


The most recent e-book from In style Woodworking Books, “Handsaw
” has my identify on the quilt. However that’s actually a
advertising and marketing transfer that it is best to ignore. The e-book is a fairly good
compilation of all of the noticed stuff that has appeared in
In style Woodworking and Woodworking Journal
over the past decade .

There’s nice articles from Adam Cherubini, Frank Klausz, Ron
Herman, Megan Fitzpatrick, Glen Huey and others. And yeah, I
wrote plenty of stuff, too.

However even when you personal all the pieces that everybody has written about
saws within the 20th century, you continue to may wish to take into account this
e-book as a result of it consists of the entire (and I believe necessary)
e-book H.W. Holly’s “Artwork of Noticed Submitting.”


This e-book is a no-nonsense information to submitting saws written by an
opinionated long-time noticed filer. (Query: Have you ever ever met a
noticed filer who wasn’t opinionated or cranky? I haven’t.) Anyway,
I loaned my unique copy of Holl’s 1869 basic to the
publishers so they might publish it and unfold the information
far and extensive with out having to pay $100 for the e-book.

What else is within the e-book?

Certainly one of my favourite articles by Klausz – his “final phrase” on
dovetails. Of all the pieces Klausz has written, this text
captures his Hungarian voice and method to the joint.

Herman contributed a wonderful introduction to miter containers and
the best way to choose the right-sized handsaw in your arm size. Each
chapters are issues which have by no means been printed earlier than.

And there may be the chapter “The Secrets and techniques to Sawing Quick” by
Cherubini. That is, palms down, probably the most controversial
articles ever written about saws. the truth is, once we first
printed it (underneath a distinct headline), it created the
first-ever screaming match within the In style Woodworking
workplace. Sincere.


And there are hundreds and a great deal of articles and bits on
method, deciding on the proper saws and critiques, critiques,
critiques. I believe they included all of the noticed critiques I’ve written
that pertain to saws which are nonetheless accessible (and a few that

So if you wish to dive headfirst into the world of hand-powered
saws, I can’t consider any higher useful resource on the market at the moment.
Yeah, my identify is on the quilt. However I don’t obtain one purple cent
from the sale of the e-book – F+W owns all of the rights to the
materials. I’m not telling you this to elicit sympathy, however to
let you already know that it’s e-book that I’ve no monetary
curiosity in.

The e-book is 312 pages, hardbound, with a mud jacket and is
printed in the US. To order it for $34.99, go to here

— Christopher Schwarz

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