CAD-drawings of saws?

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CAD-drawings of saws?

Postby gavin » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:36 am

Has any one got (or could draw for me from a tracing ) a .dxf or .dwg file they would share with me of saws like these?
or any other format of file ... ?

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I am about to commission some saw plates to be water-jet cut for an imminent skill share. I do have .dxf files for 2-man crosscuts :D

BUT : I don't have any files for a 'D' handle one-man raker-toothed saw :cry: and I lack the software and skills to execute. :cry: :cry:

My pal Stephen has kindly come up with this on Sketchup - which only sort of works, and is taking far more time than is worthwhile.
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Re: CAD-drawings of saws?

Postby Ken Hume » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:24 am

Hi Gavin,

Saw teeth are generally punched out using a die made to the required tooth profile.

See the recent Oxfordshire Woodland Group frame saw making post on their web forum.

Not withstanding the above if you send me a scan of a rubbing taken from your saw blade then I can make a either a 2D or 3D AutoCAD file plus a Sketchup equivalent file. Please also measure the saw blade thickness.

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