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Frame saw in sapele - hardware de-zinc'ed

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Project by Scott posted 07-30-2016 06:49 PM 791 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This saw is about 30” x 18” and made with some scrap sapele wood. I used 1/2 inch carriage bolts and 3/16 inch bolts, and I removed the zinc plating by soaking them in vinegar overnight. The blade comes from highlandwoodworking:
http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/continentalframesawroughcrosscutblade.aspx

I glued guides on the ends to keep the blade from twisting.

This saw makes it easy to rip thick slabs of wood into thinner boards if you don’t have a band saw. So this saw should give me the ability to make boards or veneers. It is also nice to have a kerfing plane which cuts a groove all the way around the slab so that the frame saw has a guide, which is easier than trying to follow a scribe line.

-- Scott in North Carolina





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-30-2016 09:14 PM

Nice saw..beautiful wood. I have never seen a saw like it before!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 12:53 PM

I love the dove tail joints. I am curious what you plan to use this for?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Scott

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 04:06 PM

I needed a way to rip thick slabs of wood into thinner boards, and I don’t have a band saw. So this saw should give me the ability to make boards. It is also nice to have a kerfing plane which cuts a groove all the way around the slab so that the frame saw has a guide, which is easier than trying to follow a scribe line.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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