LumberJocks

I like making things and I like frame saws. You can guess what happens next

  • Advertise with us
Project by lumberjoe posted 70 days ago 1362 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More pictures and info can be found here

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

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts





7 comments so far

View dpow's profile

dpow

457 posts in 1445 days


#1 posted 70 days ago

Looks good, Joe. You do nice work. I especially like the contrasting wood in the windlass.

-- Doug

View lumberjoe's profile

lumberjoe

2829 posts in 849 days


#2 posted 70 days ago

Thanks. It’s need to start making things other than tools :)

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

View Brett's profile

Brett

881 posts in 1360 days


#3 posted 70 days ago

Very nice Joe! This inspires me to want to make one too. Thanks for sharing.

btw-the DE razor works great! It’s a whole new experience.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

View mafe's profile

mafe

9456 posts in 1690 days


#4 posted 69 days ago

Fine saw, always a joy to see self made tools and even better using them.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View lumberjoe's profile

lumberjoe

2829 posts in 849 days


#5 posted 69 days ago

Thank you mafe. Your blogs came in very handy. I need to make a much smaller version now. I’ve put this to work quite a bit this weekend and I really enjoy it. It is very difficult to correct the path of the blade if it wanders so it’s critical to keep it on the cutting line.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

2885 posts in 2195 days


#6 posted 69 days ago

Awesome, such a cool build

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View mafe's profile

mafe

9456 posts in 1690 days


#7 posted 68 days ago

Thanks, happy it was useful, it always makes me so happy to hear that the blogs are used.
When sawing with these it can be a good idea to use a marking gauge or knife to make a guide to run after.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase