Hmmm, settled down tonight to start off on the first of 8 wardrobe doors. 8
mortise & tenon joints per door. All cut by hand in American Black Walnut.
I have no problem chopping mortises out by hand. It's very therapeutic.
However, the tenons are a different matter. A nice sharp new saw would
speed this process up no end....
Flipped open the Axminster catalogue, skipped over the Lie-Nielsens (I wish
I'd thought of this whilst I was in the States a couple of weeks ago),
Victor dovetail ripcut appears to be what I want.
But, for the price of that I can get 2 or 3 Japanese pattern saws, and I
know a lot of people swear by these.
Anyone any suggestions on which ones to go for? Accuracy is important to
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk