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A Frame saw from Namibia

June 20, 2015

I received a letter from Gerhard two weeks ago and finally have a chance to share it with you.

Gerhard made a beautiful frame saw, following plans in my book, The Unplugged Woodshop.

He documented the process on his blog but I wanted to share a few pics here with you.

Thanks again for the links Gerhard,

your frame saw looks amazing!

I hope you get many years of use from it.

All the best~

Ready for Assembly

Ready for Assembly

Dear Tom

My name is Gerhard Marx. I am a hobbyist woodworker on weekends and a Psychiatrist during the week. I have been blogging about my journey since 2013. Living in Namibia creates all sorts of challenges for a woodworker, but it actually helped me to discover hand tool work. I finished a frame saw that was inspired by your work on the weekend and thought I should send you some links to the posts.

I really enjoy your blog, ethics and excellent craftsmanship. I hope my attempt does not drag your name through the mud.
Thanks for your time and inspiration.
Kind regards
Frame saw from Namibia

Frame saw from Namibia

If you’re interested in building your own Frame Saw, as well as a handful of other hand tools and shop appliances, join me and Mark Harrell for SAWLAPALOOZA, in July 2016.

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