Swans and bones – Frame saw for coping
Parts 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).
This need to go through.
So parts ready.
Making the holes for the mortise.
Shaping on my Supersander (I love that tool).
Here you see the idea.
I have started shaping the tensioner also.
Time for finish.
First a rough polish on the wheel.
Here you see the result to the right.
(This is what I use on my knifes).
Just like this.
The fine polish.
All the parts are now ready, and time for a wonderful pear.
Traditionally we use hemp cord in Europe, but I try with a ship quality nylon since I love the red color.
Remember to burn the ends.
And here we have the saw!
Notice the half turn tensioner, this is a cool detail that makes you able to tension to the limit.
And the saw in the hands of the happy owner.
End of this part of the blog.
Hope it can be to some inspiration, who knows even some frame saws.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.