Spear and Jackson saws of all types have appeared back on the eBay sites but these are not, repeat not Sheffield made tools. They do not say where they are made and they are looking good. I would test them if I wanted to promote Asian lines, which I do not. I have tested some newer USA makers and one or two have hit the mark with a good panel saw but even these with very nice wood and steel fall short. They are straight backed, an inferior retrograde step, and they are often not taper ground. If they go the extra mile and get that right they will understand why makers followed the recommendations of craftsmen to come up with an evolved saw decided by those that used them. They will have a good saw.

  • D.J. Quigley on A Future PastMr. Joe Renta on 28 September 2020 at 7:01 pm got to it first. That is a damned fine rocking chair. Certainly a worthy project if it would be practical.
  • Terrence OBrien on A Future PastStaircases? My initial interest in hand woodworking came from a staircase in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Google "Loretto Stairs." It's easier than trying to explain the stairs. They are…
  • Steve P on A Few Years AgoI was planning on making the small dutch toolchest for travel but i really like this one. I 3rd the WWMC
  • Jeff D on A Future PastIt is nuts that some woods can last centuries in the open air without a synthetic preservative. I went to a state park the other day, maybe yesterday. I saw one of the oldest build…
  • Roger Browning on A Future PastPaul thanks for who you are and what you do. Now for the Texans and that splinter that gets bigger from one side of Texas to the other. Everything is bigger in Texas. When my Texas…
  • Jeff D on A Future PastThe boxwood rule comment slayed me!
  • John on Woodworking BudgetingHi Paul, I’ve been following your UTube videos for months. I’m starting to collect hardware to build your work bench. Recently came across a bench vise in an antique shop that must…