Shannon Rogers’ Big French Saw. Dang.


Shannon Rogers of the Hand Tool School introduced
alongside his 48”-long Roubo body noticed to the Saturday assembly of
the Chesapeake chapter of the Society of American Furniture
, defined its particulars and (most significantly) let
us attempt it out throughout lunch.

It was so easy to make use of (so long as you used your legs to
propel it) that I needed to resaw the complete board.


Shannon has put numerous effort into understanding this noticed
and tweaking it to trace a line. He discovered four”-wide
blade tracked higher than a narrower one, and he labored with
a blacksmith at Artisan
Iron Designs
to make (lovely ) to
stress the blade.

The blade is from
Blackburn Tools
and carefully resembles the one proven in
“l’Artwork du Menuisier” by A.J. Roubo.

Shannon made the case that this specific noticed design makes
resawing by hand a lot simpler. After making an attempt out the noticed, I
utterly agree. After utilizing panel saws and body saws with
slim blades to resaw boards, I can guarantee you that Shannon
has this noticed found out.


So sure, I ordered a blade from Blackburn Instruments and tensioning
from Artisan Iron as quickly as I walked again into my
lodge. I’m going to make my noticed from laborious maple and use
(sorry to ding you, Shannon) slotted screws to connect the
(my solely aesthetic grievance in regards to the noticed).

You may watch Shannon’s noticed in motion in
this video

— Christopher Schwarz

Chris Schwarz Blog, Saws, Woodworking Blogs

Christopher Schwarz

About Christopher Schwarz

Chris is a contributing editor to In style Woodworking
Journal and the writer at Misplaced Artwork Press. He is a
hand-tool fanatic (although he makes use of energy instruments, too).

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