|Project by Holzarbeiterin||posted 09-23-2015 06:24 PM||2666 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this little bow saw a while back from parts I ordered from Tools For Working Wood. The parts are really great quality and the PDF drawings for the wooden parts were really helpful and informative. Initially I made it because I had a nice little piece of tiger maple and it was just big enough for the saw. I thought it might make a fun weekend project. I also knew it would fun master a tool that I had seen in books but never used. I wouldn’t say this is one of my top five tools I grab for in the shop but it comes in handy from time to time and I’m glad I have it. I originally thought it would be awkward to use but it has perfect balance and feels great in my hands. I turned the handles on a lathe but otherwise it was built entirely with hand tools. I’m not sure what wood the handles are made of. I knew I was going to dye the three main parts of the saw and I wanted something that wouldn’t distract from the beauty of the maple. I decided to go with the turquoise dye because I wanted it to be different. My thought was…everyone has a brown saw, I want to be different! I think I succeeded, I also used the same color for a matching mallet. They really stand out on my tool wall. :-)
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