The Frame Saws of Colonial Williamsburg

Blogger Bill Rainford traveled to Colonial Williamsburg to discover reproductions of early American frame saws. A two-man frame saw used at the Anthony Hay Cabinetmaker’s Shop has a blade forged by Colonial Williamsburg blacksmiths and is based on a saw being used in an old plate engraving by Roubo. It is used to cut veneers. The Joiner’s shop has a reproduction felloe saw with a narrow blade, used for cutting curves.

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The Frame Saws of Colonial Williamsburg