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Paul Sellers on crosscut saw sharpening

Paul Seller crosscut saw sharpening
Paul Sellers is always worth a watch in my book and slowly I’m finding more and more reasons to sign up for his Woodworking Masterclasses. My lack of available space to put anything into practice is the only thing that holds me back. I know once I have watched his Tool Cupboard series I would be dying to make it.
For the time being, the free video about sharpening crosscut saws is of interest, especially the idea of using a paper template for the sharpening angle.
It’s worth scrolling through Paul’s videos, because he done a lot and a good proportion are free.

Paul Sellers Practical techniques

Sawhorse project

I’m very pleased with the way my sawhorses are coming together. They are from a design by Paul Sellers, who has a great, methodical walk-through on his website. From relatively cheap stuff (4×2) from the local yard, you end up with some substantial and well-made sawhorses, which are definitely a cut above the B&Q plastic rubbish.
This sawhorse is halfway through. I have to put gussets on the ends for strength and level up the legs, but the sawhorse is already rock solid. The design calls for a two-part compound cut, one for the fore/aft rake, (which you make on the top), and another one on the legs, (to create the leg flare). When these two angles come together as a joint, I must say it is very, very satisfying. For reasons I won’t go into, I had to cut my joints balancing on a bit of garden furniture, but they still clicked into place!
If you want to make some workshop items that will last, that are environmentally a little more sound and that are just fun to make, I would definitely recommend this project.