- 12 September 2016 at 8:54 pm #140101
This is a “fair use” copy of an image from a Tage Frid article, showing his shop-made sliding dovetail saw.
You must be logged in to access attached files.13 September 2016 at 6:49 pm #140133David R.Participant
I don’t want to offend, but I’m pretty sure, this is a standard German (I imagine it says “Made in Germany” on the body) Gratsäge (saw) and a Grathobel (plane). Compare it to the one you can see here (http://ecemmerich.de/gesamtkatalog/) on page 28 (saw) and 11 (plane) or here: https://www.agrotinas.de/shop/articleimg.aspx?wg=4000&article=HB-0151&imgpos=3944 or just do an image search on google on “Gratsäge” or “Grathobel”. Also check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GzfKY_bc6g), part 3 on a small series on these tools.
from Germany13 September 2016 at 9:55 pm #140138Matt McGraneParticipant
That saw looks like what is called a “kerfing plane” or “kerfing saw” that is used to make a saw kerf in an edge of a board (around all four edges) before using another saw to resaw thin pieces. However the kerfing saws typically have a fence of some kind so that the distance of the saw blade to the edge is consistent.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/14 September 2016 at 4:11 am #140142EdParticipant
It’s a stair saw. Frid explains how he uses it to cut sliding dovetails in his book. It has been awhile since I looked at it, but I think he explains how to make a stair saw if you don’t want to buy one like the one @davidr shows. Frid uses a dovetail plane, which is probably what is in the photo, to cut the male part of the joint.16 September 2016 at 6:19 am #140232
What distinguishes the sliding dovetail saw from most stair saws is the bevel on the sides, which supports the angled cut of the dovetail.
Traditionalwoodworker.com sells the E.C. Emmerich saws for those unwilling to make their own.23 September 2016 at 1:52 pm #140807
Here’s my version of a sliding dovetail saw. The dozuki blade cuts on the pull stroke and can be raised or lowered. There is a substantial post on the side which helps push the saw against a fence that establishes the cut angle (I am left-handed).
There is a lot of surface area to ensure contact with the fence.
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