If you had to hand-saw 34 MILES of planks

sawbookIf you had to hand-saw 34 MILES of planks, I bet you’d be REALLY good at sharpening saws:

This is a reprint of a 1909 booklet by the premier saw sharpener of his time. Johnson was a legend in the Pacific Northwest for sharpening hand saws that were used to rip 34 miles of planks for a giant box flume commissioned by a local power company. Johnson’s improved saw filing methods are detailed in this 60-page volume, out of print for more than a century, but resurrected in 2008 by Dan Donaldson and Ellis Walentine and now available in this exact facsimile of the original work.

The 105-year-old book is once again available, over on Wood Central.