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Blog entry by Lazy_K posted 191 days ago 818 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi! the first project I’d like to share with all yall this year is this bow saw I made. I was given a bow saw kit from Gramercy tools. Knobs, brass blade holders, 3 – 12 ” saw blades.

They have the plans for free on their website…. however, like many of us, I can’t just go with someone else’s standard or ordinary set up.
So I did a google search for bowsaw, and selected “IMAGES FOR *” and got thousands (well maybe only a hundred or so) of pictures of various types of bowsaws. Thus I chose from ideas and features that I liked and came up with what’s in the picture.

needless to say I am very pleased with it!
I didn’t like the look of the brass “washer”/collar on the brass bits. So I carefully recessed them into the knobs.

The limbs are Osage Orange (osage, boi de’arc), A much maligned and vastly underutilised wood, I love the stuff. and the brace is made from a Purple Heart scrap, the cord is linnen, and the toggle is Beech. ( I think that the knobs are hickory but maybe immature persimmon).

this post by Mafe is also instructional and inspirational if you don’t wish to buy the Gramercy hardware.
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/32161

be well
K

-- Kai SaerPren



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mafe

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#1 posted 191 days ago

Beautiful saw Kai,
Well done and fine details.
(Thank you for mentioning me).
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Lazy_K

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#2 posted 101 days ago

well… went back to google Bow saw, to see if mine shows up… poot no show. bowsaw, bow saw, frame saw, turning saw. not there, jelous ;)

-- Kai SaerPren

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#3 posted 101 days ago

Very Nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 100 days ago

Lol, big smile here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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