history wood-sawing was done by hand and it is only relatively recently
that the powered saws took over. For example well into the 1950's most
tree-felling was carried out with two-man saws.
time handsaws were developed into efficient and accurate tools.
correctly sharpened handsaw cuts both quickly and easily and still has
a place especially in group situations as they are quiet and convivial
to use and do not need the extensive training and safety equipment
required, for example, by chainsaws.
Barn supports the use of traditional methods and tools so is pleased to
host Saw Fest - a celebration of the
workshops and demonstrations during Saw Fest will showcase handsaws.
can expect to gain an appreciation of the types of saw available and
the suitability of each to different tasks. Also, how to recognise a
festival is organised over two days with a series of four pre-booked
WORKSHOPS 10am-3pm on Friday 15th June
- Make your own bow-saw
to small hand-saw restoration and sharpening
- Rip-sawing round timber
using hand saws
your own folding saw-horse from cleft timber
and FREE TO ATTEND drop-in
10am - 4pm
Saturday 16th June
Long-Saw Journey' (Learning to Sharpen Raker-Tooth Long Saws the hard
way) by Will Wall
GA-tooth Saws by Simon Lamb
Carpentry Hand-Saw Collection by Wlm Knight
and Sharpening Small Hand-Saws TBC
making tie beam for 1580's Long House with William Clement-Smith
- Saw Info
Saw Competiton: Best Couple, best Mother/Daughter, best Father/Son