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TechTeacher

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975 days ago

I would like to build a frame saw and set it up with a cross cut blade. Can anyone recommend a blade source?


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bobdurnell

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#1 posted 974 days ago

Hey Carl I’m wondering what you mean by a frame saw. Is that like the ones used at Colonial Williamsburg to saw up a log. Electrical powered? Bow saw type that is hand powered? Let us know. bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#2 posted 974 days ago

I’ve seen sections of bandsaw blades used in frame saws.
You can braze split bolts (without the heads) onto the ends.
Should be able to buy this material from anyone who sells bandsaw blades.
They must have a lot of short end pieces to get rid of somehow.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#3 posted 974 days ago

I recommend a 22” butcher saw blade. You should be able to get
one locally. About 10 tpi.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 974 days ago

Highland Woodworking in Atlanta has the stuff.
I used bandsaw blades, but they’re a little too narrow for good crosscut work.
Bill

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#5 posted 974 days ago

Thanks for the input, I one that I will try from Traditionalwoodworker. I was ordering some other stuff couldn’t find one on their site but they had one available anyway. The saw I would like to make is what some would call a bowsaw. Mostly a just for cutting hard to manage boards into shorter lengths. Something that will look nice on the shop wall too.

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