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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Look what I saw!

I have been working on the outdoor kitchen
and, so far, I have managed with a hand saw.


I haven't had need to power up the 
new circular saw I bought the other day. 


Now this may not sound that exciting.
But...I have never been able to do it.

From a little girl, I have watched others
saw through wood like it was butter.

It was too hard for me.  I twisted the saw, 
it popped out of the slot, the saw blade
never progressed through the wood
 and I gave up.

But I seem to have
 developed the knack!

12 comments:

  1. Way to go girl!! Just watch your fingers!

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  2. Lol, it all has to do with not pulling the saw out too far.

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  3. hi 5 on the sawing skills but damn on the teasing of the ODK

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  4. Congratulation on your success. It really is a knack and once you have it you'll probably never try and use a saw any other way.

    Kind Regards
    Belinda

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  5. Good for you Hazel! I have inherited my mother's genes for all things tool-related so saws and I are (necessarily) not close companions. I shall enjoy vicariously!

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  6. I think a lot depends on the actual saw too. I remember my amazement some years ago when I bought a new saw to cut the wood for my first proper raised beds - it was just SO much better than any I had owned before, and made the job incredibly easy.
    Do you draw a pencil line on the wood to show you where to cut? I do; or sometimes I put a piece of masking-tape along the line.

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  7. I am impressed! I am so wimpy that I have no confidence in my ability to use any tools - I am rapt when I manage to hammer a nail into the wall to hang a picture. I been hankering for another veggie patch and want a raised garden bed but I know Monkey Man doesn't have the time to build it for months. I've been studying how to do them myself but I just don't reckon I could even drill bits together. Let alone saw wood with a hand saw!

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  8. Ooo I get it, you saw!! Hazel, to make me feel like I deserve to own a toolbelt I saw through banana plants... like butter Hazel, like butter.

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  9. Very impressive work Hazel - definitely not a skill I have ever mastered. I tend to find the blade sticks and then I end up pulling it all the way out and inevitably getting my fingers instead of the wood. Hence I stick to the drill and hubby does the sawing.

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  10. definitely something to be proud of!

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  11. You go!!!!A beautiful skill!

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  12. Love the moment when the wood pops clean from the main piece! I have used the cut-off saw only once, I can't seem to disengage the safety lock (d'uh!) and to be honest, I'm really scared of it. Handsaws are the THING. :)

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