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Project by Ron Aylor posted 04-17-2018 09:33 PM 2720 views 10 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #1: The Want
Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #2: Handles
Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #3: Cart Before the Horse
Eighteenth-Century Frame Saw #4: Side Rails and a Test Drive
 





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PPK

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 09:45 PM

So cool, Ron! I really like the color of the cherry, and the carving on the sides. Um, and the execution of the project. Yeah, it’s all cool!

-- Pete

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#2 posted 04-17-2018 10:28 PM



So cool, Ron! I really like the color of the cherry, and the carving on the sides. Um, and the execution of the project. Yeah, it’s all  cool!

- PPK


Thanks, Pete.

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#3 posted 04-17-2018 10:34 PM

This is a very interesting project. I like the all-wood approach you took.

How easy is it to tension the saw without shifting the blade’s position in the frame?

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 04-17-2018 10:52 PM


This is a very interesting project. I like the all-wood approach you took.

How easy is it to tension the saw without shifting the blade’s position in the frame?

- Mr_Pink


Thank you! Blade tensioning is easy …
 

 
...just hold blade housing in the center of the handle with thumb and index finger and give the wedge a few taps … doesn’t take much!

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 04-17-2018 11:44 PM

Very nice, one sweet saw. The carving is a nice touch.
The teeth look to be very aggressive, should cut nice & fast. How is it for staying true & not wondering off course? With a blade that wide, I’m guessing it stays on course.
I noticed you went with metal pins over the original wooden dowels. Did you experience any problems?
Nice work, now enjoy using it.

-- "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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ElroyD

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#6 posted 04-18-2018 12:12 AM

Looks great! That’s a really nice addition for your shop.

-- Elroy

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Dan Wolfgang

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#7 posted 04-18-2018 12:27 AM

On display at OSV!? That’s not far from me and we go once or twice a year. I guess it’s part of the Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed exhibit? I don’t remember seeing a frame saw there…

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#8 posted 04-18-2018 12:29 AM

Came out looking darned sharp, Ron. Well done!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#9 posted 04-18-2018 01:59 AM

Looks great…just a tad too big for my shop…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#10 posted 04-18-2018 02:17 AM

Great looking saw Ron.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Steve_In_MN

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#11 posted 04-18-2018 02:38 AM

Very nice looking saw. Great job!

-- Steve, Minneapolis area

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#12 posted 04-18-2018 02:56 AM

Great build. I love old handmade saws like this. Thanks for sharing.

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

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 04-18-2018 03:42 AM

Super job Ron. It looks like it will get the job done easily.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Rick

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#14 posted 04-18-2018 03:52 AM

Vet Nice Indeed Ron & Well Done!

-- Your Assertiveness Training Is Beginning To Interfere With My Anger Management!

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#15 posted 04-18-2018 04:44 AM

Realy beautiful. That old tool has it’s own special charm and beauty.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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