And the moral of the story is, don’t store all of your saw sets in the same drawer. I was sharpening the panel saw I made and went for a saw set, but I couldn’t get the drawer open. I cursed and pulled, and cursed some more. At first I though the drawer sides must have swelled, but the humidity in the shop was 32%. Must be something stuck in there. I pried and pulled and cursed a bit more, and I finally got it open far enough to slip my phone inside and snap a photo.
Sure enough, that set is upside down and wedged in there. So I made a little hook tool with a screw eye and stuck that in there, but no joy. I couldn’t budge it.
I thought about cutting the drawer face off, its one of my saw till drawers, so there were plenty of instruments of destruction staring at me. After a little more cursing and pulling I finally got it open almost far enough to get a set out, but not quite. Had to chamfer the inside of the drawer front with a chisel to make the opening wide enough. Now the drawer front looks like hell on the inside, but I got the other 4 sets out and then was able to grab the wedged one with the hook and knock it over.
That’s two hours of my life I would like to have back!!! Perhaps the real moral of the story is that a guy doesn’t need 5 saw sets. Wait, what the hell am I thinking, did I just say that on the internet!!! You know what Ron Herman says, “the more tools you have the more problems you can solve”. Maybe I’ll peruse e-bay for saw sets this evening!
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