So I’ve wanted to build a bow saw for a while. My goal was to get it completed this week.
Additional finished pictures in the project.
Wood used was Ash for the frame and white oak for the rope tightener.
So I started by cutting the 2 side pieces. I marked them out free hand and cut them on the band saw.
Next I cut the mortise. So forgive me I used the machine.
I used the radial arm saw to cut the tenon, and cleaned it up with the shoulder plane and chisel.
I then took two 5/16 bolt over to the metal band saw. I cut the heads off. I drilled a 5/16 hole through a piece of scrap wood so I could cut the slot for the blade.
I drilled the hole through the bolts for the blade pin. I cut a section of band saw blade and drilled the holes in it.
Then its off to the make the handles. Off to the wood pile.
I cut 4” off the firewood stick for the 2 handles.
Off to the lathe. 2 cool points. I got to use a new live center I bought and the new tool rest I made.
I then drilled and tapped the handles. I’m not sure if I will epoxy these in, or pin them.
Its now sitting on my bench with a coat of Danish Oil. Tomorrow, I hope to have a finish picture.
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