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sa   BOW SAW
xx   SAW

Tips on making replacement handles for old handsaws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #16 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 8

Convert a hacksaw blade into a trim saw for flush cutting of wooden plugs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 24

Edge tools. Essential hand tools that every shop should have. A guide to planes, scrapers, handsaws, chisels, and spokeshaves.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 4

Tips on straightening a bent handsaw blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 18

Tips on using a handsaw.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1964 (v.54#12) pg. 77

A primer on rip and crosscut saws.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1975 (v.65#9) pg. 72

A general look at the use and maintenance of different types of handsaws. Covers crosscut saw, rip saw, frame saw, bow saw, pad saw, flooring saw, and log saw.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 19

A look at the use and maintenance of different handsaws, including backsaw, dovetail saw, slotting saw, veneer saw, coping saw, hacksaw, and blitz saw.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1981 (v.4#5) pg. 20

Proper use of hand saws. Tips on selection and use.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1982 (v.5#5) pg. 43

Hand power. A look at both new and old handsaw styles.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 50

Six basic hand saws and how to use them (keyhole, coping, hacksaw, rip, crosscut and backsaw).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #92 Jun 1966 (v.16#3) pg. 56

The basics of handsaws. How to pick the right saw and use it properly.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #185 Nov-Dec 1977 (v.27#8) pg. 58

Japanese hand tools. An introduction to Japanese saws, planes and chisels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #234 Dec 1982 (v.32#10) pg. 33

Tip: Depth-gauge idea when cutting a saw kerf with a handsaw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 80

Hand saw basics. A guide to all-purpose, coping, back and keyhole saws. How to use and maintain them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #330 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.42#7) pg. 16

Technique for keeping a handsaw cutting in a straight line and at the same time keeping the blade straight up and down.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 16

Tip shows how to get an accurate start when cutting with a handsaw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 59

How to clean the rust off a handsaw and keep it from rusting again.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 14

Handsaws. How to care for and use a handsaw. Includes sharpening instructions.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 68

Tips on determining the quality of old handsaws. How to clean and refurbish them for use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 94
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 6

Using a handsaw correctly.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 60
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 6

Illustrations show the construction of a sliding dovetail saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 12

Convert a kitchen knife into a planemaker's saw, by cutting teeth into the knife. A planemaker's saw is useful for sawing through mortises or wedge slots, trimming protruding tenons or pegs. getting into small places, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 77
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 8

Protect handsaw blades by covering them with plastic "backbone" strips, sold at office supply stores.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 18

Japanese hand saws. Thin, flexible blades which cut on the pull stroke. Tips on sharpening and using these saws.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 77

The backsaw. How to buy, use and sharpen this basic tool.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 96
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 6

Make small "pull saws" from saber saw blades equipped with wooden handles.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 8

Handsaws and how to use them.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 76

Tip: Simple device to apply a thin coat of oil to a handsaw blade, plane's sole, etc. Makes the tool easier to use by reducing friction.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 8

Choosing and using Japanese handsaws.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 48

How to straighten a bent or kinked handsaw.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 16

A very social tool. How to select, sharpen and use a crosscut timber saw to cut firewood.
HARROWSMITH #39 Nov 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 78

Using a ripsaw. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 22

A guide to handsaws, backsaws, curve-cutting saws and hacksaws. Basic information on teeth differences and sawing techniques.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 91

A guide to the many hand saws on the market.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #442 Mar 1965 (v.61) pg. 86

The revival of the crosscut saw for cutting firewood. Tips on selection and use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #629 Oct 1980 (v.76) pg. 76

Tip: How to "nick" the back of a handsaw so you can use it to cut through nails and screws encountered when remodeling, repairing, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 14

Handsaws. A guide to sharpening, care and use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 51

How to choose and use a crosscut saw.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 102

Introduction to the hand saw family.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 16

How to consistently make straight, precise cuts with a handsaw.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1985 (v.6#1) pg. 71

Tip on adding a depth gauge to a hand saw.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.19#3) pg. 16

Restoring handsaws. Removing kinks, rust, scale and dirt. Evaluating an old saw.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 64

Saw powered by bicycle crank, driven by electric motor, saws cordwood easily.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.121#2) pg. 186

Twenty-three woodworking tips include (1) guide block to help keep saw vertical, (2) tip on sawing a narrow strip off bottom of a door, (3) guide block for cutting a bevel by hand.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 110

Workshop mini-course. Handsaw basics.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1977 (v.148#5) pg. 8

Make your own multi-use handsaw. By mounting the blade at right angle to the shoulder of the handle, you have a right angle square. Then, install spirit level vials in the saw handle to make a level. Now you have three tools in one.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1978 (v.149#1) pg. 99

How to fell trees and cut firewood using a one- and two-man crosscut saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 106

Build the American bucksaw. Features a cherry wood frame.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 188

Workshop minicourse. How to choose and use a ripsaw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 159

Workshop minicourse. Using handsaws.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1984 (v.161#8) pg. 141

Handsaws. Tips on choosing from 24 different styles of handsaws.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1986 (v.163#2) pg. 109

Tip: Lubricate the blade of a handsaw with paraffin wax.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1988 (v.165#6) pg. 134

Handsaw basics. With a little practice, a well-tuned handsaw holds its own on any job.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1998 (v.175#3) pg. 83

Buyer's guide to tools aids hand saw selection.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 160

Make a 21" pruning saw from a 28" long piece of aluminum tubing and a saw blade.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 127

How many handsaws do you need for home jobs? A look at crosscut, rip, back, dovetail, coping, compass, keyhole and hacksaws. Includes plans for a wooden miter box, tips on cutting dovetail joints, and an accessory table for coping-saw cuts. Chart suggests which saw to use for what job.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1976 (v.208#6) pg. 124

Handsaws. A look at various styles, point sizes, accessories, and uses. Includes tips on identifying and using a good handsaw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #37 Jun-Jul 1987 (v.7#1) pg. 14

Tip on cutting "just a hair" off a piece of wood with a handsaw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 80

The handsaw. Overview of various styles and proper use.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #69 Nov 1992 (v.12#3) pg. 24

Folding pocket saw.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #215 Mar 1963 (v.34#3) pg. 98

Utility saw for tight places is made by fitting a reciprocating saw blade with a wooden handle.
SHOPNOTES #44 Mar 1999 (v.8) pg. 4

Trim saw for cutting off wood plugs just above the surface without marring the work piece.
SHOPNOTES #47 Sep 1999 (v.8) pg. 4

Four helpful handsaws. An introduction to Japanese saws, flush-cutting saws, and two short toolbox handsaws.
WOOD MAGAZINE #106 Jun 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 33

Rejuvenating an old hand saw. How to remove rust, reshape the blade, file new teeth and add a new handle.
WOODENBOAT #47 Jul_Aug 1982 pg. 98

Japanese saws. How they differ from western-style saws, a comparison of 4 brands, and traditional block gauges or cutting guides.
WOODSMITH #75 Jun 1991 pg. 24

How to modify a screwdriver to tighten "saw nuts", those special nuts and bolts which join a handsaw blade to its handle.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 18

Tip on attaching user-made depth guides to backsaws or crosscut handsaws.
WOODWORK #10 Summer 1991 pg. 22

The basics of sawing. Tips on choosing the correct handsaw for the job to be done.
WOODWORKER #1030 Sep 1979 (v.83) pg. 512

Japanese double-edged saw (Ryoba Noko Giri). Part 1. An introduction to it's design and construction.
WOODWORKER #1112 Jul 1986 (v.90#7) pg. 604

Japanese double-edged saw (Ryoba Noko Giri). Part 2. Using and sharpening.
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 650

Tools of the trade. Part 5. Handsaws and back-saws.
WOODWORKER #1114 Sep 1986 (v.90#9) pg. 717

Tip: Sharpen the back edge of your handsaw to form a knife-edge. Use it for sharpening pencils, trimming wedges, etc.
WOODWORKER Jun 1987 (v.91#6) pg. 504

Tips on removing kinks from handsaw blades.
WOODWORKER Oct 1988 (v.92#10) pg. 939

Tip on modifying a bricklayer's gauging trowel to serve as a saw for cutting off plugs, wedges, tenons, etc.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 350

Straightening handsaws or backsaws which are slightly bent.
WOODWORKER Jul 1992 (v.96#7) pg. 89
Added Info WOODWORKER Oct 1992 (v.96#10) pg. 12

Japanese handsaws. How they differ from Western designs. Tips on selection and use.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 12

In defense of hand saws. How to use a crosscut saw, backsaw, dovetail saw, Japanese saw, flush-trim saw, coping saw and rip saw. Includes advice on finding and restoring hand saws and on sharpening a hand saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 72

High-tech handsaws. A look at new saws that cut on both push and pull strokes and have varying arrangements of set and unset teeth.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 41

Make friends with a handsaw. Tips on selection, sharpening and use.

Handtools, second in a series of articles on how to choose and use hand tools examines basic handsaws.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1973 (v.29#2) pg. 10

Basics of handsawing. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 47

Tip: How to handsaw a bevel accurately using only a 2x4 as a guide.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 28

Differences between rip and crosscut handsaws are described and illustrated.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 61

Crosscutting with a handsaw. The basic technique is illustrated.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 58

Make a small handsaw for a tight spot by fitting a reciprocating saw blade with a long scrap-wood handle.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1995 (v.51#1) pg. 21

Simple guide for making square crosscuts with a handsaw.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1998 (v.54#4) pg. 22