Shop Made Bowsaw

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Project by Jon3 posted 07-16-2009 08:48 PM 2452 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a shop made bowsaw kit from Tools for Working Wood that I recently made. I blogged the build, if a bit sparsely.

All scrap ash left over from the Roubo build. Deliberately unfinished.

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 09:28 PM

Nice, I’ve got to make me one of those just for the heck of it. I really don’t like the work though.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 11:36 PM

Nice bowsaw.

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#3 posted 07-17-2009 02:13 AM

nice job

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#4 posted 07-17-2009 02:57 AM

Pardon my ignorance, but what does a bowsaw do? Is it special in some way, or are they based on the desire to complete projects with only hand tools? Don’t mean to be rude, just curious and ignorant. (Bad combo…)

-- Derrek L.

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#5 posted 07-17-2009 03:23 AM

Derrek, Think of it as a hand held bandsaw, used for many of the same purposes.

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#6 posted 07-17-2009 03:32 AM

Looks sweet!

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#7 posted 07-17-2009 04:56 AM

Nice bow saw, and it looks like it cuts really well too. Which is the mark of any fine tool. I made a couple as well you can check em out here (

-- Do something nice for somebody

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#8 posted 07-17-2009 04:57 AM

good job looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 07-17-2009 01:52 PM

Nice bow saw Jon3…well done.

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