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Hi Guys.

I'm carving a penguin from birch and trying to do all the work with the saw but the chain leaves parallel ridges about 2mm high, and I can't get a nice smooth finish, any and all advice wecome.  

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Can you brush them away with the chain?  holding the bar at an angle to the wood so  you are only touching with the outside edge/corner of the chain.  moving upwards i find gives a cleaner finish


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Yes as Dave has already suggested, using the flat side of the bar rather than the cutting edge to skim across the surface

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