charlleyw Posted July 12, 2004 Report Share Posted July 12, 2004 (edited) I’m posting this here in response to a question in another section. For years I agonized over how to re-saw lumber without a band saw. And even with one it’s a bear. When I was at the Apprentice Shop they used an old saw from a butcher shop, because it was the only one they could find that would open wide enough to rip a 10” board. I happened across the answer about a month ago! It’s called a frame saw, and it’s one of those “God, why didn’t I think of that” hand tools. I just built one last night, based on directions I found on this woodworking site. Basically it’s a rectangular frame with a band saw blade stretched across the middle. You start your cut with a regular back saw, then sit the frame saw blade into the kerf and start cutting. Detailed instructions on how to use the things are on the site above. I made mine from scrap maple and poplar. I got a bow saw blade from a local woodworkers shop for $6. I altered the design a bit to help stabilize the blade (I hope.) I also think I’m going to add vertical handles at the edge of the frame to make pushing the frame more ergonomic. Anyone else have experience with these? I could use any pointers and advise on using them I could get. I the meantime I’ll keep you all posted on how it works as soon as I get around to using it. And by the way, since I’m probably buying a band saw eventually, what’s the best buy for the money? And how the hell DO you upload pictures here anyway? Do I have to (shudder) use html? Edited July 12, 2004 by charlleyw Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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