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frame saws #1: sawing logs with a frame saw

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Blog entry by Lazy_K posted 01-28-2018 09:34 PM 906 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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There has been a surge in the popularity of frame saws in woodworking recently, especially in saws intended for resawing planks and slabs. a Few years ago I made a frame saw from the Gramercy tools 12” bow saw kit. it came out really well, and inspired me to make one that holds a coping saw blade.

My first home made frame saw was back in the early 1980’s and I have added one bought and one more handmade in the interim.

but I think I am going to want a saw to rip short pieces of log into slabs instead of trying to split out slabs of wood, at least sometimes…

So I am thinking frame saw, it would need to be a minimum of 2 times as long as the log is wide, and since I am talking 20”+ wide logs… I’m thinking 40” min, and 60” might be better.

I would really like one of the resaw kits like Blackburn tools:
http://www.blackburntools.com/new-tools/new-saws-and-related/roubo-frame-saw-kit/index.html
or BadAxe tools:
http://www.badaxetoolworks.com/kpfs

but then I HAVE a length of 1 1/4” bandsaw blade that is nearly 120” long to experiment with… more later, be well

-- Kai SaerPren



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