Frame Saw

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Project by bandit571 posted 12-07-2017 12:03 AM 1493 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blade is 18” long, came from a Butcher’s meat saw. Wood was left over Maple. Tension is via a 5/16” all-thread, one end sits in a mortise, after it had been bent over. Rest of the ends are by wing nuts. Saw is a 9ppi crosscut. Had to buy the all-thread, a washer and a wing nut….rest were just parts.

Maple “handles” were bandsawn to rough shape, then a spokeshave to get close to the right shape, then sanded smooth. Couple of coats of Amber shellac for a finish. maybe an afternoon project, IF all the parts are on hand.

Stretcher’s ends sit in a mortise, using a tenon. Had to make one brass rivet, to hold the one end of the saw blade.
Just might come in handy around the shop…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 12:32 AM

Fine job on the saw. I made a similar one and keep it in the car trunk for on the go just in case. I like the all thread too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 02:06 AM

That looks like a nice functional saw.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 04:12 PM

It’s a nice shop made tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 05:46 PM

Congrats on the shop made saw. Bandit! May it serve you well for many years.

-- God bless, Candy

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