Category Archives: Announcements

Lie-Nielsen Saw Sharpening Workshop – Warren, ME

If you’ve ever wanted to sharpen your own saws, but didn’t know where to start, I can’t think of a better setting to learn the skill than at Lie-Nielsen’s headquarters in beautiful Warren, ME. Lie-Nielsen has a well-deserved reputation for … Continue reading

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New product additions

For the last few months, I’ve been working on and experimenting with frame saws. Not my Roubo frame saws, but the European style that was used by Tage Frid. Finally, and after many delays, the hardware and blades for these … Continue reading

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Christmas and new order delays

Well, the last few weeks have been a blur around here. I’m still not sure what happened, but I’ve been blindsided by a sudden influx of new orders. While I should be able to fill existing orders before Christmas, any … Continue reading

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DVD – Build Your Own Classic Frame Saws

This summer, I was given the opportunity to shoot a video for Popular Woodworking. Over the course of two days in coastal Maine, we filmed a video that covers the construction and use of two frame saws; the first a … Continue reading

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Petite Roubo frame saw blades and kits now available

Time saving summary: Small Roubo frame saw blades and hardware kits are now available. These new 27″ and 32″ versions complement the capabilities of the original 36″ and 48″ versions. Blades and hardware are available separately, or as a complete kit (if … Continue reading

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Suspension of new backsaw orders

The last two years have been tumultuous ones, both personally and professionally. As my product line, and demand for it, has grown, so has my backlog for completed backsaws. As of this writing, the lead time for those backsaws has … Continue reading

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Backsaw parts now available at Dieter Schmid Fine Tools

This is a big day here at Blackburn Tools headquarters. While I have always sold and shipped internationally (20 countries on 4 continents, and counting), I am acutely aware of the high cost of international shipping. Even for small and … Continue reading

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Beech billets & blanks

My current stock of beech plane billets and saw handle blanks is sold out, and I am now in the process of looking for a log or two to have sawn and dried. As this is a new process for … Continue reading

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Update on saw file availability

Grobet 3-square needle files are back in stock, along with a name change:  Grobet has been rebranded as Glardon. I have been assured that only the name has changed, and that they are still made in the same Swiss factory … Continue reading

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Toothed backsaw blades and kits now shipping with leveled (flattened) blades

Spring steel for my saw blades comes to me in coils. After unrolling the coil, some of the curvature remains. Shearing the steel into smaller blanks and punching the teeth adds further distortion. Clever planning can sometimes be used to … Continue reading

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