|Project by kaerlighedsbamsen||posted 11-09-2015 11:52 AM||4126 views||29 times favorited||20 comments|
For a while I have been looking for a suitable Coping saw. But all awailable, even the Bacho ones, had sloppy steel spring frames that was too “bendy”. And after seeing how Paul Sellers use his on the push stroke so that the lines are not obscured by breaking wood fibres, a stiff frame became a must have.
Looking at this video with Adam Savage of Mythbusters it was clear that a broader frame is the way to go. Tose are nice saws but insanely expensive. And while at it- what has flexural strength as good as aluminium? Wood!
So off to the drawing board and then the workshop. Made all working parts i a few hours, and after having tested that the frame was stiff enough, took the time to make a nice handle. Wanted it to facilitate both push and pull use and ended up with the shape seen that is nice to hold.
Thsi resulted in a super light saw (125 gr/4.4 oz) half the weight of a Knew coping saw. The frame is stiff and the blade can be tensioned to make a high pitch ring when tapped. And i spent 1,5€ in materials including the blade.
Frame from straight grown ash, handle from ebonized oak and metal parts from assorted screws and bolts. The blue tape is just to give a little extra resistance when rotating the blade. Homemade danish oil and wax for finish.
Yet another fun and rewarding tool build.
Let me know what you think!
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