|Project by Craig Ambrose||posted 10-05-2009 12:25 PM||7307 views||15 times favorited||15 comments|
Another project I’m working on involves re-sawing, so I made this frame saw. It uses a blade from an E.C.E. bow saw, sharpened for ripping. The frame has single through dovetails at the corners, and the ends were shaped into comfortable handles using a draw knife, rasp and file. The blade is mounted using into bolts which I hacksawed a slit into to take the blade, and drilled a cross hole for a small machine bolt. One end is fixed, and the other has a wingnut for tightening.
More importantly, it works magnificently. Getting the rip configuration on my blade was a revelation enough, but having the big symmetrical frame saw body really lets me track a line pretty well. Yet another motivation to throw the noisy machines out of my shed.