Crosscut Saw Filer

You know, I was actually getting into this a little bit, finding the esoteric knowledge somewhat alluring. But five parts adding up to over two hours? I'm gonna call the total program a fit candidate for our "Boring Video" competition.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 24, 2015
     Category: Boredom | Eccentrics | Tools

I have a swede saw and maybe will watch some of this on a rainy day. Nah, I'll stick with my chain saw.
Posted by BMN on 08/24/15 at 08:07 AM
Nope! Even I have better things to do!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/24/15 at 08:26 AM
This one brings back memorys of 60 years (or better) ago. Our next door neighbor was a saw filer though he worked on carpenter's saws. Gus worked them by hand with a file. Years later another (new) neighbor did the same job with a bit hand-worked of machinery. Today, I'd expect, it would be cheaper to just buy a new saw as the cost of labor would be too high.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/24/15 at 09:35 AM
Is that Uncle Red (Steve Smith) from "The Red Green Show"?
It sure looks like him in the picture, except for the lack of suspenders. Of course if it was Red Green, he'd have to use duct tape in some stage of the process.

"Remember, if the women can't find you handsome, they can at least find you handy!"
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 08/24/15 at 03:47 PM
Highly knowledgeable and skilled craftsmen are a dying breed. I love it that at least some of their wisdom is getting preserved with videos like these. I just found myself doing woodwork extensively all summer and wished I had something more like this than the books I was referencing on band saws and varnishes.
Posted by Miles on 08/24/15 at 03:54 PM
Reminds me of Grandpa P, whose profession was as a precision machinist, who could fix anything with a bit of tape and string. (Well, almost anything...) His thing was also explaining every little step as he proceeded. To a five y.o. kid this was guaranteed to induce a nap.
Posted by KDP on 08/24/15 at 03:58 PM
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