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Project by Troy Cleckler posted 05-30-2015 11:40 PM 968 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at a bow saw. Decided to build a turning saw now and latter maybe, a larger bow saw. Handle hardware and blades are the gramercy kit. The arms and stretcher is curly white oak, the handles and toggle top is Zirikote and finished with BLO and when it dries good I’ll wax it down.
The only thing I could come up with for the tension line was paracord which I’ll change out with braided fishing line. The cord is too thick to fine tension. the kit come with three blades so I’ll use each one for a while to see which one I like best. It’s balanced well and cuts good.
Thanks for looking.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 12:09 AM

That looks really nice, I’ll have to build one someday.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 03:17 AM

Great grain combos and good job on the saw Troy!

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 01:54 PM

Very nicely built, good craftsmanship!

I have been thinking building one for a long time.
Might use white ash because I have a lot of it.
Is it possible to saw round corners, like a bandsaw? I would like to make a “band saw box” with it.
Troy, what do you think?

Hans

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Troy Cleckler

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 01:59 PM



Very nicely built, good craftsmanship!

I have been thinking building one for a long time.
Might use white ash because I have a lot of it.
Is it possible to saw round corners, like a bandsaw? I would like to make a “band saw box” with it.
Troy, what do you think?

Hans

- HansR


I didn’t follow a line but here’s a pic of the first cut using the medium toothed blade on the push cut.I didn’t do too much because I had just epoxied the handles on and didn’t want to stress the bond.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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HansR

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 02:20 PM

Thanks a lot for your fast answer.
I think I will build one.

Hans

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#6 posted 05-31-2015 04:43 PM

Nice job. Question. How big is it. It’s hard to tell with no reference. I use a small fret saw for my dovetails but this might be better.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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Troy Cleckler

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#7 posted 05-31-2015 05:25 PM



Nice job. Question. How big is it. It s hard to tell with no reference. I use a small fret saw for my dovetails but this might be better.

- oltexasboy1


Built mainly from thr Gramercy plans. The blades are 12”.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#8 posted 05-31-2015 05:38 PM

Very nice job.

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#9 posted 05-31-2015 07:55 PM

well done !

-- Johan, South Africa, www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za

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