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  • Page 19 and [unknown] rip-saw cut it on both edges, and just carry it on through.

    Oral History Interview with Flake and Nellie Meyers, August 11, 1979. Interview H-0133. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Then he took the ax and the rip-saw and made for a bunch of trees higher up the hill.

    Colorado Jim

  • This arrangement works with entire success along the grain, but if a rip-saw is used to cut across the grain, since there is no provision for cutting thru the fibers, each tooth catches in them and tears them out, thus leaving a rough and jagged surface.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The teeth are like those of a rip-saw, so that they are quite likely to tear the wood in cutting across the grain.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In filing a rip-saw the file should move exactly perpendicularly to the plane of the saw blade, that is, directly across the teeth.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The _rip-saw_, Fig. 87, may be thought of as a series of chisels set in two parallel rows which overlap each other, for each tooth is filed to a sharp edge which, at each stroke, chisels off a small particle from the end of the wood fibers.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In starting a cut with the rip-saw, the weight of the saw should be borne by the right hand so that the teeth may pass over the edge of the wood as lightly as possible.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In cutting diagonally across a piece of wood, especially soft wood, a rip-saw cuts faster, but a crosscut, smoother.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In cutting the tenon, first rip-saw just outside the gaged lines, then crosscut at the shoulder lines.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Why, I have knowed men to try to hew out their own destiny an 'they'd make it look like a gum-log hewed out with a broad axe, until God would run the rip-saw of His purpose into them, an' square them out an 'smooth them over an' polish them into pillars for His Temple.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills


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