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Saws Come Home

It’s hard to explain to your non-woodworking friends that you miss your saws. They can’t understand the empty feeling when you stare at that blank space in the tool chest. The back up saws are good, but not the same, they feel different in your hand, they sound different to your ear, they don’t cut the same! Driving to the post office early so that I could be first person in line, I fidgeted in excitement. Carrying the box I felt like the proud kid holding his favorite bear.

A few weeks ago I sent Mark Harrell at Bad Axe tools, three back saws, the two R. Groves I picked up a couple of years ago and my Bad Axe dovetail saw. The Bad Axe needed to be sharpened and since I was shipping the other two I added it to the box. The other saws needed to be retoothed. Taking them out of the box I lovingly held each one. The wood felt comfortable and familiar and as they sliced through a piece of oak they whispered in my ear. There was no one around to see my smile…but I know you understand!

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  1. January 14, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Even your tools are works of art!

  2. January 14, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Even your Saws are a work of art! The smell of raw hardwood gives me the same excitement.

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