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In part one of the Frame Saw series,

I  assembled the hardware, and started working on the frame components.

I used 8/8 walnut for the frame parts and some off the shelf hardware, for the blade brackets.

This video pick-ups with the final sanding of the parts, after which, an oil/varnish finish is applied.

The saw was then assembled for the very first time and a test cut follows.

Frame Saw and Kerfing Plane

Frame Saw and Kerfing Plane












You’ll notice in the video,  I used two clamps to elevate the frame and draw it together while assembling.

These days, I don’t find this step necessary as I’ve gotten used to taking apart and re-assembling the pieces.

You’ll also notice, (if you look closely) that the tensioning bolt on this first, front bracket was off centered.

This was my prototype, and when I drilled it, the metal bit I used in my brace kept wandering on me.

This didn’t seem to interfere with the performance but I did eventually replace it.

In use, the saw performed as I hoped.

The two handed grip makes sawing much easier, and the thin saw plate, has less resistance and friction.

The Kerfing Plane and Frame Saw are a great duo worth spending the time to make.

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The stock I resaw in this video, is the same piece of birds-eye maple I used to test drive the Kerfing plane.

In the next video series, you’ll see both the Frame Saw and the Kerfing Plane in action.

I’ll break out some of the specifics on using these tools in later posts.

Until then-

enjoy part two of the Frame Saw.