|Project by lumberjoe||posted 05-18-2014 11:12 PM||2675 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been looking into getting a frame saw (bow saw) for quite some time. The ECE saws are expensive and I prefer a spanish windlass over a rod or wire for tension. This is the end result
I ordered 2 Putsch blades from Highland woodworking – the 700mm rip/joinery and the 700mm cross cut. They are actually really nice.
The construction is white oak and done mostly by hand. I did use a planer and bandsaw, but all jointing and joinery was hand cut. The tension rod was turned on the lathe as well as the blade pins. It cuts really well:
Still need to work on body positioning as it started to wander a bit toward the end. I made a kerf with my gents saw to start it. It’s amazing how wide that kerf is compared to this, and I tuned the set pretty well on that saw.
Overall this was a fairly quick build and it works well. The rip blade cuts really fast. The cross cut blade, despite being more aggressive looking than the rip blade, also cuts really fast but much cleaner.
Finish is a custom wiping varnish (Maloof without the wax). I did pore fill a bit
Also if you haven’t tried a shinto rasp, you should