Category Archives: Saw making

YouTube videos from Wood by Wright – building a rebate-saw plane and Roubo frame saw

A little over a month ago, James Wright ordered a rebate saw-plane fence kit and Roubo frame saw kit from me. At the time, I had not heard of him, so it was a pleasant surprise when I learned that … 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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Concerning saw files (which I am now selling)

I am now selling Grobet Glardon* Swiss needle and Bahco taper saw files, which are among the best files made today. While I don’t carry every size (and certainly not as many as were available decades ago), the range is … Continue reading

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My last saw of 2014 – a new wrinkle

Some time ago, I received an email from a woodworker whose woodworking interest lies in 18th century tools and techniques. While he has a goodly number of backsaws, panel and full size saws were sadly absent. Seeking redress for this … Continue reading

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Roubo frame saw hardware now available for sale

I have made blades for Roubo frame saws* for over a year, and to my mild surprise, they have proven to be a popular item. A surprise, but a pleasant one to be sure, as it is heartening to know there are … Continue reading

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Frame saw build along – hardware design

The hardware for this saw has three functions. It must hold the blade in tension, accommodate blade rotation (when desired), and hold a turned handle. Of these, the first and last are nearly trivial. The second, to allow rotation, yet … Continue reading

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Burr saw toother update

For the past month, I have been sporadically working on the Burr toother I bought in January. While the machine had little wear, it did need some attention. The most pressing need was to sharpen the punch and die. A … Continue reading

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Frame saw build along – wood selection and design

I have wanted to build a frame saw for years. I have no pressing need for one, and don’t know if I will use it regularly, but have always admired the graceful forms that some of these saws take on. … Continue reading

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Closing the slot: An addendum to “Saw build along – Back, Part III”

One of the posts in my saw build along series showed how I squeeze the slot closed so that the blade is held in the back by friction. Although this works well for me, it requires the use of a hydraulic press … Continue reading

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A reader came through in a big way…

After checking on its progress several times each day, these highly anticipated boxes showed up on my doorstop late this week. How the UPS driver managed to sneak 80 pounds onto my porch (where it sat for at least 45 … Continue reading

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