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Amana, Iowa, May 19 & 20, 2017: Join myself, dozens of the top hand tool makers, and hundreds of fellow handtool enthusiasts from around the world for what promises to be yet another incredible experience. Full details at handworks.co

And if that is not enough enticement to attend, one of my Roubo frame saw kits will be amongst the many door prizes to be given away over the weekend.

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Build Your Own Classic Frame Saws, by Isaac Smith

A step by step guide to building two frames saws; the first, a Roubo style frame saw, and the second, a Danish style frame saw. Tuning and use of the saws is also briefly covered.

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Build a Custom Backsaw, by Matt Cianci

Backsaws should be very personal tools, so building your own custom backsaw will ensure that it fits you and your woodworking needs. Starting with a simple kit that includes the blade, back and hardware, Matt walks you through the steps to customize your own saw

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Super-Tune Your Backsaw, by Matt Cianci

Maintaining backsaws takes some time, skill, and effort, but can be fun and rewarding work. In this video, Matt teaches you how to take a cheap flea market backsaw and tune it to create a high performance tool.

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Copper bookmark

The variegated patina lends an air of elegance to this solid copper bookmark as it tracks your progress. The perfect accessory for any book lover.

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