I am late getting into this thread Ed but like you, I miss Alan DuBoff's presence on here. We had some great private conversations on making hand tools...mostly saws and he certainly knows his saws!
Originally Posted by Ed Nelson
Nice dovetail saw though. I can certainly understand the desire to make the perfect saw, but oh how that is so difficult to obtain! I hope you have not got hooked on hand making saws now though...it is a very slippery slope that is for sure.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"