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    ok ,please help me understand ,I hear a lot of people talk about fretwork, and fretsaws...what is fretwork? and is fretsaw another name for a scroll saw?

  • #2
    From Webster's Dictionary...

    Definition of FRETWORK

    : decoration consisting of work adorned with frets

    : ornamental openwork or work in relief

    First Known Use of FRETWORK



    • #3
      Any time when you drill a hole and do an inside cut it is called fret work.
      Technically the fretsaw is generally hand held
      Fretsaw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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      • #4
        Over here in the Uk Widget fret work is done with a hand held fret saw whereas scroll saw work is done on an electric scroll saw. Both basically do the same job but the only fret saws I see used these days are by carpenters scribing one piece of wood to another. If I had to resort to a fret saw I think I would take up golf.


        • #5
          Thank you for clearing this up ..Rolf ,thanks for the link that also cleared up the coping saw vs fetsawquestion I was getting ready to post


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