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Frame-saw in Mahogany and Curly Maple

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Project by PurpLev posted 785 days ago 2837 views 15 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom made Frame saw from curly maple and mahogany which matches my workbench.

Custom Blade length = 19”

Frame is 1-1/2” wide and 1-1/4” thick, slightly narrowed down and rounded off for hand grips which also gives it a smaller look than it really is.

Blade is mounted on custom made stainless steel clips that are embedded in the mahogany handles.

Tension is applied via stainless steel wire between 2 threaded clips that thread into 2 studs and create tension.

Finish = BLO (my favorite tools/shop finish – easy to apply, gives nice depth, and doesn’t leave a shiny film)

This project was blogged here:
http://lumberjocks.com/PurpLev/blog/series/4433

Thanks for stopping by,
Peace!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.





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whitedog

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#1 posted 785 days ago

Wow it finished out nicely . Great job.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Karson

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#2 posted 785 days ago

Great Sharon: Nice build through all of the custom pieces.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 785 days ago

awesome job on that ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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kenn

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#4 posted 785 days ago

It turned out excellent! Thanks for blogging the process, too. Hope you enjoy using it.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 785 days ago

That is some purdy, Sharon!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 785 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys. so far it works pretty well.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 785 days ago

very nice, i’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 785 days ago

That came out great

The tension system is a great idea looks very

stable and neat

How does it feel sawing?

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 785 days ago

Thank you.

Jamie- the saw feels good. light weight, feels balanced, cuts like butter and cuts straight.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 785 days ago

Great

I meant to say your blade making was very inventive.

Takes me back to Africa. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 785 days ago

Hi Sharon;

Great job o a super looking saw.

Maybe you should start making them for sale.

Lee

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terryR

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#12 posted 785 days ago

Very impressive…thanks for the blog and all the photos! This is near the top of my bucket list…unless YOU start selling tools! :-)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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DaytonHM

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#13 posted 785 days ago

That is very nice work!

Aaron

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 785 days ago

looking good :-)
congrats with your new toy
may it serve you well

Dennis

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ChuckV

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#15 posted 785 days ago

Sharon,

That is an awesome tool! Congratulations on building this. I bet it feels great to be using a tool that you designed and built yourself.

Enjoy the long weekend.

- Chuck

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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