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Frame saw hardware

Postby anobium » Fri May 19, 2017 5:54 pm

I want to make a framesaw such as those seen on the Renaissance Woodworker site, about 36'' long.
The wood parts are no problem but how to obtain the metal parts including the blade in the UK? The hardware is available from the US but transport costs are prohibitive.
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Re: Frame saw hardware

Postby TonyH » Tue May 23, 2017 11:39 am

I thought these were more popular on the continent than in the UK.

Could try Dieter Schmid Fine Tools in Germany:

https://www.fine-tools.com/gestell.html

Delivery to UK is not a lot more expensive or slower than UK sellers. They also do a (pricey) frame saw kit, which I think originates from USA.

Or Dictum:

https://www.dictum.com/en/tools/woodwor ... -hand-saws

Or by some spring steel strip and a saw file (or two) :D
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Re: Frame saw hardware

Postby anobium » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:02 pm

The type of saw I am planning to make has a quadrilateral frame with a central blade, known as 'Bettye', or felloe saw, as once used by wheelwrights. I can probably use stock hardware for the metal parts.
Thank you for the info on blades, this is invaluable.
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Re: Frame saw hardware

Postby Simon Hartley » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:42 pm

I am also working on this type of frame saw. It's based on a standard 30" bowsaw blade from the hardware store. I pretty much have the saw itself finished, and am now trying to make a jig to hold the wood and guide the saw, guaranteeing a straight cut. The current idea revolves around two parallel sheets of blockboard a precise distance apart, with the wood secured by moveable pegs set into sockets in the base.
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