Thanks for the post. I have been making a list of tools I want to build for the shop. Part of my skill building exercises. Any way it reminded me of the blades I bought for a couple of frames saws I want to make. I got mine from a local sawmill supply company. Just chunks of bandsaw blades. One was about three feet long and 2 1/2 inches wide with a very aggressive rip tooth something like 2 or 3 tpi, and another a bit shorter and about 1 inch wide with a 4 or 5 tpi rip. All total $30 Canadian so that would be something like $5 US. Looks like I should unearth them and get to work. Or at least add it to the list of work shop needs.