Ever wonder why there's a little nib or notch on the top edge of a large handsaw? Never found a good answer, never even heard a good guess.
Well, Dan at Dan's Shop blog appears to have found the answer--on a 1930's Will's Cigarette package of all places. According to the story on the pack, it was used to clear sawdust out of a saw kerf. Hmm.
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Being a woodworker is being part of something much bigger than just a guy in a shop. There's a world of woodworking design, art, and culture. I think that's as interesting as the working with wood itself.