Well, its a new year and I’m looking forward to the chance to do some more woodworking than I did in 2015. I am also going to make a serious attempt to blog more than I did in 2015 (which won’t take much).
While I didn’t get much woodworking done last year, I thought I would do a couple of posts about the handful of projects I did work on.
The first significant project I did was building a Roubo frame saw for resawing lumber (cutting thinner boards from thicker ones).
I made this saw using a blade and hard ware from Blackburn Tools. I made the wooden frame out of hickory. I don’t know if I would use hickory again if I was to do it over. The saw is really heavy and can be a beast to move around. I chose to go with a 4″ wide blade on the saw, which is only offered in a 48″ length. This makes the frame of the saw just short of five feet long in total, which is almost too long for one person to use. I’ve used the saw on a couple of projects so far, and it works really well. I had some trouble getting the saw to cut straight at first, but I was able to fix that by removing some of the set on the right side of the saw blade with a diamond stone.
The frame saw is a really great tool that I’m glad to have in my shop now. It has opened up a lot of opportunities for me since I can resaw the thickness of lumber I need from larger stock instead of planing away a lot of extra stock or making things larger than I would prefer.
Next week, I’ll write a post about a box I made to hold the diamond plates I use for sharpening using the frame saw.
Until next time. . .