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Project by yuridichesky posted 02-27-2016 09:51 AM 1630 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi!

Let me share with you my latest build: bow saw.

The blade is 12” long, overall design and proportions borrowed from Gramercy bow saw free plans.

The wood is beech, and the finish is couple of coats of BLO.

Handles were made of some fruit tree wood, plum probably.

The brass parts were made from scratch out of 3/8” rod and 1/8” thick flanges that were brazed together.

Couple of “making of” pictures below.

Surprisingly many tools to shape the arms:

Lathe work:

Thank you for looking!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 12:00 PM

Absolutely perfect Yuri. You know, the usual!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 01:11 PM

Very elegant shapes, Yuri. Love this lathe work. BTW how you blackened those narrow grooves on the handles?

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#3 posted 02-27-2016 01:31 PM

Nice job Yuri. Most would think, “I don’t have a lathe, I can’t make handles.” You just plow ahead and make it happen.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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yuridichesky

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#4 posted 02-27-2016 01:38 PM

Kevin, thanks a ton!

Sergey, thank you.

The black grooves are first scored on the wood by some sharp pointed tool and then burned down with steel wire, have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XTqFI6gv_0

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#5 posted 02-27-2016 01:53 PM



Nice job Yuri. Most would think, “I don t have a lathe, I can t make handles.” You just plow ahead and make it happen.

- CL810

Andy, thank you!

When I was [much] younger I used to hear people saying “where there’s a will there’s a way”, and now I’m starting to get it.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#6 posted 02-27-2016 02:55 PM

Awesome work! One of these is definitely on my list of things I’d like to make

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#7 posted 02-27-2016 03:28 PM

Very nice, Yuri.
Everything you build is quite impressive.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 02-28-2016 12:53 AM

That is really cool. Great job.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#9 posted 02-28-2016 02:54 AM

Very nice saw. What kind of blade?

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#10 posted 02-28-2016 03:14 AM

Sweet! That is going to be fun to use.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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yuridichesky

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#11 posted 02-28-2016 12:22 PM

Chris, Terry, Hoss, Doug and Bondo, thank you very much!

Doug, the blade is 12” bowsaw replacement blade from Crown Tools.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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yuridichesky

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#12 posted 02-28-2016 02:32 PM

Bow saw in action:

I’m pretty happy :)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#13 posted 02-28-2016 05:00 PM

Beautiful work Yuri.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#14 posted 02-28-2016 08:35 PM

Woodcox, thank you!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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