Framesaw Day Class
An introduction to the core skills of joinery, whilst making your own beautiful frame saw. Suitable for absolute beginners.
Framesaws are an ingenious, versatile design using the tensile strength of the wood and a french twist to hold the cutting blade in tension. This allows the use of a thin blade that can be used to cut curves, as well as thicker blades for cutting straight lines. The blade can be easily adjusted and changed to suit the task at hand, making them a fantastic tool for spoon carving as well as classic joinery.
You will leave this class with a fully functional, traditional framesaw of your own making, using classic blind mortise and tenon joints. We also teach you how to prep your materials – making the wood true and square, and how to mark out and cut joints using traditional tools & techniques.
The process covers accurate & efficient use of handsaws, planes and chisels, as well as tool maintenance and sharpening.
Joinery is a core aspect of woodwork – to the extent that it may be the only aspect that the average person is are aware of. At the Green Wood Guild we know that this is not the case, but we hugely value the role joinery plays in our craft.