Paul Sellers Frame Saw

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 04-02-2016 03:36 PM 3439 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been watching all of Paul Sellers videos (love that guy) and came across his frame saw video and decided it would be a fun project for myself (

The saw is made from scraps of oak and a Nobex miter box saw blade (24tpi) I will definitely be ordering a coarser blade as the 24 tpi is way too slow for what I want this saw for but it was lying around… luckily Lee Valley has the same blades in 10 and 18 tpi.

I cheated in a couple of places, used my TS for dimensioning the wood and my belt sander to refine the scallops in the frame pieces. All the rest was cut and shaped by hand. The matching curves on the crosspiece were roughed with a chisel and refined with a file.

All done it took me about 2.5 hours and I am pretty happy with the results. The saw has tons of power and should cut true and fast once I get a better blade. The last two pics show the backside (pic 5) and frontside (pic 6) of my test cut with the 24 tpi blade.

Paul Sellers is amazing, I love his manner when hes is teaching and love all the great tips and techniques he shares. I have learned so much from his videos over the years and I hope he keeps producing for a long time.

Thanks for looking.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#1 posted 04-02-2016 05:59 PM

Very nice and simple.
Thumbs up for Paul, he is really our generation mentor.

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 04:06 AM

Paul sellers was the first video I ever watched of someone cutting a dovetail. He really encouraged me to start woodworking although he never knew it. Nice saw. I hope it serves you well.

-- Andy Smith

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 03:26 PM

Paul Sellers’ work, website and blog are an inspiration to me also. Hey i don’t think you cheated using power tools. Very nice job on the saw.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#4 posted 06-07-2017 01:57 PM

Awesome frame saw.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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