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    Carcas saw . . .

    I'm familiar with the term carcas just enough to throw it around in general and I think Mr. Wenzloff's saw in LV is too cool for school BUT . . . what does the design of the saw do that makes it a " Carcas Saw " ? Just feel the need to learn something tonight !

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    Dunno for sure myself, however, borrowed from the Lie Nielsen site;

    Carcass Saw
    The Carcass Saw is used for precise cuts across the grain, cutting tenon shoulders, and defining the edges of a dado. It has 14 points per inch, filed crosscut, for cutting quickly, yet accurately and smoothly. Blade is .020" thick, with a .003" set. Overall length, including handle, is 16", with an overall height of 4-7/8". Usable blade dimensions are 11" long by 2" deep. An ideal complement to the Dovetail Saw.

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    Oops, WAY sorry ! I guess what I'm looking at is . . .

    His " Half-back " saw. Its the one with the short spine and rounded nose.
    See ? Mighty confusing !

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    This article has a lot of good information, but unfortunately it doesn't have the answer:

    http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/f...97/fall97.html

    Then I found this, deep in the text of this page:

    Carcass saws are large dovetail saws. They cut dovetails in the corners of a carcass. The carcass is bigger for thicker stock, and slightly rougher work (you usually cover these dovetails with moldings).
    (I always wondered what carcass they were talking about, too.)
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    OK, learned more than I barganed for ! . . .

    I stmbled on this one but its excellent ! " Norse Woodsmith ". VERY good ! Also, hes got a sense of humor like Patrick's B & G. Well worth checking out !

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