fret saw

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fret saw

or fret·saw (frĕt′sô′)
A long, narrow-bladed saw with fine teeth, used in making curved cuts in thin wood or metal.
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fret saw



(Tools) a fine-toothed saw with a long thin narrow blade, used for cutting designs in thin wood or metal
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fret′ saw`

a long narrow-bladed saw used to cut ornamental work from thin wood.
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He only said, "You shall see, "and again fumbling in his bag took out a tiny fret saw. Striking the turnscrew through the lead with a swift downward stab, which made me wince, he made a small hole, which was, however, big enough to admit the point of the saw.
It's run by twins James and Edward - inevitably known as the Pet Shop Boys - and I have been in a lot in the last couple of weeks, for advice and to buy everything from paint to a fret saw.
Veneer is also extremely easy to work with and requires nothing more than a simple scroll or hand-held fret saw. Best of all, working with marquetry is extremely safe and requires no dedicated workshop; a garage, kitchen, or any other small space works fine.