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Blog entry by TheGravedigger posted 02-18-2011 05:07 PM 901 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces Blog: A Roubo Mystery Solved? I think I found the answer to a perplexing line from Roy Underhill’s translation of Roubo’s writings about the recently-made bookstand. Check it out!

http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/a-roubo-mystery-solved/

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 05:28 PM

you proppbly right about it :-)
since frame saws was the tool they had long before it was possiple to make
saws with wide blades as we know them today one other great thing
about framesaws is that they can be taken apart for easyer to be traveled with

another thing that seems to be a mystery is that the frame type you show in the blog
has a tendence to get out of the line when resawing from what I have read around
on the net if you can solve that one then you would be the man of the year :-)

take care
Dennis

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TheGravedigger

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 05:36 PM

That’s one problem with them that I have read about. I suspect that’s one reason the handsaw as we know it overshadowed the frame saw. Of course, they’re still popular on the European continent.

I wonder about making the pins for the blade square in cross section, like a fretsaw. That might help keep the blade from twisting. Has anyone out there tried that?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 05:45 PM

I realy don´t know it just supriced me when I did read about it
I think it was on the rennesaince woodworking blog and popularwoodworking but ain´t sure
I havn´t noticed it on the other type of framesaws I have used ..but I´m a newbiee in to
the oldschool so…...

Dennis

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 05:51 PM

Frame saws are old-timey tools that still work. I find them frequently in Kentucky.
When you are resawing a board, a splitting frame might be used to contain the wood being cut and to guide the blade. I’ve found it helpful to put a mirror behind the piece that I’m cutting so I can see both sides at once.

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 08:36 PM

thank´s for the tip Hobomonk :-)

take care
Dennis

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