A simple frame saw. Even if they call it a bow saw. Every one can make a frame saw!No I do not mean this to be big headed, I mean this from my heart, and I mean this as a motivation for all that have a wish to try – please just do it!I dedicate this blog to or LJ buddy WayneC, you know why. In this blog I will make a simple frame saw step by step. What is it with this bow saw / frame saw? Nothing really, just found out that the more I look, the less I understand what the right ...
Swans and bones – Frame saw for copingParts and Swans I was always fascinated by frame saws (bow saw in US), when I was a boy and visited my friends uncles cabinet making shop and they were hanging there on the wall I loved the look of them, they were like practical sculptures.And for about a year I had the dream to make a frame saw, but I kept finding other projects that came first, and felt my skills needed to grow before doing this.But when I fell over a picture of a frame saw wit...
Before I can chronicle more of Moby Plank, which I’m itching to do, I need to get the mesquite legs and stretchers made. In order for me to complete the legs, which will be carved out of 5×5x 36 blocks of mesquite, I need a band saw much bigger than the little hobbiest one I have. I can’t afford a band saw until the project is completed, and I get paid. Hence a conundrum. After pondering possible possible solutions, and my wife objecting to me selling the kids, I struck u...
A simple frame saw. part two. I dedicate this blog to or LJ buddy WayneC, you know why. This is a blog about making a simple frame saw step by step. Last blog ended where we had made the tenons for the frame, and we had actually also cut the top of the saw to length.In this blog we start fitting the blade.First position the blade and mark with a pencil where the blades top and bottom are.At the side with no handle the blade shall be just a hair over the saw end.At the side with handl...
I did indeed grab the bow saw last night after work and ventured out to the ol Black Mulberry once more This is the fallen log from which I sliced the previous lumber. Losin light fast and with time a-wastin , I got my Ace bow saw and started sawing and sawing… and sawed some more until I sank it as deep as possible. Rolled her to finish the cut and when she split the sound was music to my ears. Viola! Check out the tight grain Gonna haul it home...
Swans and bones – Frame saw for copingParts and Swans Part four, the finale. Last blog ended with a soak of oil, this time we move on to finish, tension, making the saw work, and this will be the end of the Swans and bones blog. The frame is complete and it’s time for the tensioning.A piece of wood, same as the saw. Mark the size.At least as long as the saw top to the center. Also a little piece of wood for the half turn tension piece.(This I will explain later). ...
There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Turning Saw – Roughing Out the Frame”. This is part one of three on constructing a Gramercy-style turning saw. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/turning-saw-roughing-out-the-frame/
As of my last blog entry, I had received the hardware from Gramercy Tools, and I’m very satisfied with the quality of materials and service. The shorter blade necessitated a shorter stretcher, which I whipped out in a couple of hours from a scrap piece of cherry. Like many of my shop projects, the finished saw looks different from what I had visualized at the start of the project. The pins that catch the blade simply epoxy into the handles, which are pre-drilled to the proper d...
There’s a new post available on the Little Good Pieces blog: “Turning Saw – Shaping the Parts”. I turn the pieces of the turning saw from rough blanks to finished components. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/turning-saw-shaping-the-parts-2/
Sort of. Well, I went ahead and ordered the pin-handle-sawblade kit from Gramercy. I put the order in on Wednesday, the stuff was in my mailbox on Friday, and it came through via priority mail because I’m too cheap to have it overnighted. Now, I don’t care who you are, that’s fast. I didn’t need the overnight service. The pins are a nicely turned brass, and I epoxied them into the handles today. Until I have my lathe built, I’m going to call that one go...
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