Swans and bones – Frame saw for coping
Parts and Swans
Last blog ended where the swans and bones handles were finished, now I will move on to the home made hardware.
Found this interesting link it might give some thoughts.
A standard brass screw app two inch long.
The head is cut off.
The end rounded, this can be done by hand, but yes I am lazy…
Ok, back to the hacksaw, cut down the middle.
Then half way down on the side.
We have a blade holder.
Get the picture.
A pair and we have a saw.
OK. I will make one more version, just for fun.
This time I will use threaded rod, brass.
Cut of a piece that are long enough to go through the handle and long enough to hold the blade in one side and go into the turn handle on the upper side. (Confused look at later picture
Mark what part that goes into the turn handle.
Put the rod into a lathe or a drill and turn while you file of the thread.
I will leave a little just because I think it looks wonderful.
Shiny and wonderful.
Cut down the middle.
(Guess you know by now).
Like before we want a holder for the blade.
Back to the frame.
Marking for the hole where the rod will go through, same diameter as the rod.
Drill first with a smaller drill.
Then drill the final hole.
We got the hardware ready here.
Time to fish!
Ok, no fishing this is just my push stick, what you should look at here are the small pieces of wood on the saw.
This is the wood for the turn handles.
Back to the lathe.
Then shape a fine little handle.
Nice pair I think.
Another turn with linseed oil.
This is my often used tool finish.
Drill a hole for the rod into the handle.
This time I make the hole a little smaller.
Then I thread the wood.
Fill it into the handle and then screw the rod end of the blade holder into the handle.
Leave to dry and perhaps smoke a wonderful pipe of tobacco.
End of part two, part three will come soon.
Hope it can be to some inspiration, who knows even some frame saws.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.