I am a little unclear on some of the nuances of rip vs. crosscut with handsaws.
I know a crosscut saw should be used when cutting perpindicular to the grain, and the rip saw when cutting with the grain. My question is where this changes.
For example, cutting a dado slot perpendicular to a long board (grain running in long direction) should be done with a crosscut. But what if you are now cutting a dovetail slot (so the saw is now tilted 45 or so degrees).
It seems to me that this is now more of a rip cut since you are cutting some across the grain but also some angle into the grain.
Whats the rule?