Here is a quick look at my dedicated resaw frame saw in action. It is based on the drawings by Andre Roubo. The blade is 4×48 and toothed at 3.3ppi. It is a monster in action but takes a delicate touch to keep it running true. The wider blade tracks very well with only minimal steering and can cut a board in half to make a panel or is great for sawing thin veneer. I have some more written on this saw’s capabilties over on this other post too.Resawing by hand has never been so easy and fun! I have built both a 48″ and 36″ version of this saw using 2, 3, and 4″ wide blades. They all have their merits for different sawing tasks but the 4×48″ blade is definitely my favorite. Semester 4 of The Hand Tool School has a dedicated lesson on resawing as well as a separate 2 part video series on building this saw and tuning the blade. Then we use it to resaw a 24″ wide piece of Walnut for a drop leaf top at the conclusion of the semester.
Blackburn Tools is now also offering frame saw hardware kits if you want a simpler look without the iron scrollwork.
A huge thanks to both Vince and Isaac for working with me to make this saw a reality and for stepping up to the production of supplying hardware to my Hand Tool School members who are building this saw.