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Frame-saw in Mahogany and Curly Maple

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Project by PurpLev posted 05-28-2012 02:53 AM 2990 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 05-28-2012 03:23 AM

Wow it finished out nicely . Great job.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 05-28-2012 03:24 AM

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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#3 posted 05-28-2012 03:31 AM

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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#4 posted 05-28-2012 03:43 AM

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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#5 posted 05-28-2012 03:44 AM

That is some purdy, Sharon!

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

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#6 posted 05-28-2012 04:31 AM

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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#7 posted 05-28-2012 04:35 AM

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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#8 posted 05-28-2012 05:36 AM

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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#9 posted 05-28-2012 06:06 AM

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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#10 posted 05-28-2012 07:25 AM

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 05-28-2012 09:32 AM

Hi Sharon;

Great job o a super looking saw.

Maybe you should start making them for sale.

Lee

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#12 posted 05-28-2012 10:54 AM

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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#13 posted 05-28-2012 11:19 AM

That is very nice work!

Aaron

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#14 posted 05-28-2012 11:32 AM

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

Dennis

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#15 posted 05-28-2012 11:44 AM

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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