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Project by Andre posted 12-06-2020 12:38 AM 816 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quick little project that took way to long to finish, Made from some Oak scraps, roughed out on Band Saw then finished with Spoken Shaves and file for handle! Need to find a finer blade for use in the shop:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.





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Foghorn

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#1 posted 12-06-2020 12:51 AM

Looks pretty darned nice Andre. I’ve been meaning to build one as well as a frame saw for resawing even though I have a bandsaw. Great exercise too and they sure look nice on the wall as well.

-- Darrel

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pottz

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#2 posted 12-06-2020 01:04 AM

pretty cool, that was our grandfathers chainsaw !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Eric

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#3 posted 12-06-2020 01:19 AM

Old school, like it, as Foghorn said would look neat hanging on the wall. As yes Pottz, grandpa chain saw

-- Eric, building the dream

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John

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#4 posted 12-06-2020 03:23 AM

Looks like you are going to get some exercise! Never enough tools?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 12-06-2020 03:45 AM

Very cool, think I need to get cracking and make one.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 12-06-2020 01:24 PM

I find my bow saws tend to the “quick and dirty” rather than elaborately constructed. I should go back at some point and make nicer ones, but I’m always busy using them…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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controlfreak

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#7 posted 12-06-2020 03:56 PM

I think I would enjoy a project like that, it looks great! Any ideas on where blades can be found for a bow saw? I have been wanting to make one that is set up horizontal for re sawing longer boards. I would think that would need a wider blade. I am guessing that the frame would let gauge that blade angle and maybe steer it a little to stay on track.

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Andre

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#8 posted 12-06-2020 06:15 PM



I think I would enjoy a project like that, it looks great! Any ideas on where blades can be found for a bow saw? I have been wanting to make one that is set up horizontal for re sawing longer boards. I would think that would need a wider blade. I am guessing that the frame would let gauge that blade angle and maybe steer it a little to stay on track.

- controlfreak

I got these blades from Lee Valley, too coarse 3 tpi okay for green wood/firewood ? Thinking I may try some band saw blades, maybe 10+ tpi?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 12-06-2020 06:21 PM

Looks like an antique made by a master saw maker. How did you carve the handles?

Like control freak ask. Where did you get the blade?

I like the use of the moving blanket as a background. It has subtle colors in it. I almost didn’t notice it until I saw the wrinkle in it at the top of the saw.

-- James E McIntyre

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 12-06-2020 06:43 PM

Firewood fears you…. :-) That blade looks ready to rock some firewood. I could see a finer one for shop use though.

Nice make.

-- Think safe, be safe

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mafe

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#11 posted 12-06-2020 07:27 PM

Super nice Andre, really a fine saw.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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swirt

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#12 posted 12-07-2020 02:19 PM

A great looking buck saw.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 12-14-2020 02:22 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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dustysawyer

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#14 posted 01-04-2021 12:07 AM

I’ve kept an old re-saw blade from my bandsaw and was wondering about cutting and drilling it for a saw such as this. I also thought they looked proper hanging on the wall of a wood shop but the old ones are getting hard to find. Maybe I’ll give one a try but it won’t measure up to yours. Nice job.

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