Monday, March 16, 2009

Mystery Solved?

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.
Visit Dan's blog for more info, and lots of other cool woodworking posts.

[Thanks Dan]

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