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How to Set Bent Teeth on a Japanese Style Saw

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I really like Japanese style saws and I especially appreciate their contribution in the classroom. First, thanks to their ingenious tooth geometry, and the fact that they are so thin compared to their Western counterparts, they are easy to use and require little effort when pulling through a cut. Secondly, their teeth are hardened to a higher degree than their Western brethren's which makes them usable for an exceptionally longer […]The post How to Set Bent Teeth on a Japanese Style Saw appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Is There Pigment or Dye in Minwax Stains? Does it Matter?

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A woodworker friend asked me what type colorants, pigment or dye, were used in Minwax stains. He had called Minwax and was told that they use only pigment, but this didn't match with my friend's experience. I found it not surprising at all that the Minwax tech didn't understand his company's products. It's easy to tell the colorant used in a stain. Let the stain sit on a shelf for […]The post Is There Pigment or Dye in Minwax Stains? Does it Matter? appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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