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Project by ChickenChaser posted 07-17-2016 08:08 PM 1887 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been doing a lot of re sawing lately, and when my Brother-in-law told me that a huge bandsaw blade snapped at his work and he brought it home, I told him I’d like to build a frame saw. He said “what the heck is that”, so I showed him some pictures and he fabricated the parts for me. I came into some wood recently, from my uncles father in law. The saw blade is about 40” long and 8ppi. It was originally used to cut steel, so it took quite a while to re sharpen, and set. but it was worth it. It cuts about as fast as my 5ppi panel saw, but it uses more legs and back to cut than just arms. There are just mortises holing the arms into the rails, and the handles are turned on the lathe, and at shoulder with apart. It’s really comfortable and fun to use.





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brianmarquise

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 09:02 PM

Beautiful! I ordered Blackburn’s 48’’ Roubo Frame Saw Blade set. This just inspired me to finish up my project. How long did it take you to resaw your lumber?

Looks good!

Regards,
Brian

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ChickenChaser

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#2 posted 07-17-2016 09:31 PM

Glad I could help with the inspiration, hope you post I’d like to see it. I didn’t ever time myself to see how long it takes, but it does take a while. I might have to try timing myself.


Beautiful! I ordered Blackburn s 48 Roubo Frame Saw Blade set. This just inspired me to finish up my project. How long did it take you to resaw your lumber?

Looks good!

Regards,
Brian

- brianmarquise


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#3 posted 07-18-2016 01:56 AM

Awesome saw!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 07-18-2016 12:59 PM

Super nice build, and one I’m sure will benefit your woodworking greatly.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-18-2016 06:16 PM

This is a very nice shop built saw.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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mkellar

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#6 posted 07-18-2016 07:26 PM

Nice work! I used to have access to blades like that when I was working. I miss having that, dont miss working tho!

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Tom Pritchard

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#7 posted 07-19-2016 03:55 PM

I have access to those blades at my work too. I may consider something like that for myself. Great idea…

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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oltexasboy1

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#8 posted 07-19-2016 05:40 PM

I finally broke down and built me one but yours is better. Thanks to timmy2hands I found a cheap blade and diy attachment for it. I really like the idea for the handles. I may try and do that for my next saw. I made this one from cheap pine just to see if I could and whether or not I would be able to use it(OLD). It’s a lot of work but until I think I can afford a band saw I think it will do. Good work.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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bobasaurus

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#9 posted 07-21-2016 07:49 PM

That thing is a monster, amazing. I’m not even sure where I would store that. Can it be used with only one person?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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ChickenChaser

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#10 posted 07-21-2016 08:24 PM

It’s a little tricky to get started, and I’ve only used it after the kerfing plane. But I use it by myself


That thing is a monster, amazing. I m not even sure where I would store that. Can it be used with only one person?

- bobasaurus


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