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Project by cutmantom posted 01-10-2017 04:22 AM 864 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made two bowsaws for friends for Christmas, blades were hard to find, good ones at least, found a metal framed saw at HF with extra blade for a couple of dollars more than one replacement blade from Slowes, blades is held in notches with keyring, wood is white oak with cumaru toggle and parachord for tensioning canvas bag for storage





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 04:54 AM

Cool bow saw. It’s on my to do list.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 03:39 PM

Very cool! I picked up a couple bow saw blades (for dry lumber) from Highland woodworking (I think) like a year ago. All haven’t gotten around to building the saw yet. Other things keep on coming up. But it’s in my list. Nice work!

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 06:02 PM

Fantastic! I’ve been itching to make one of these and a frame saw as well!!

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools

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#4 posted 01-10-2017 06:17 PM

It’s a nice shop built saw. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 01-10-2017 07:00 PM

Someone commented somewhere (an article on Fine Woodworking maybe?) that they use bandsaw blades. I was thinking of doing one with an extra bandsaw blade I have but want to have a round through brass component attached to the handles so I can rotate the blade. Still haven’t figured that one out yet. Yours looks great! It looks like there is a radius on the arm but not much or possibly any on the stretcher, does the mortise extend a ways in each direction? Can it slightly swivel on the mortise / tenon joint?

-- Todd

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#6 posted 01-10-2017 11:48 PM

Looks great, I like the shape. I made one just like it with a Wyoming saw blade from the hardware store.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#7 posted 01-11-2017 03:09 AM



Someone commented somewhere (an article on Fine Woodworking maybe?) that they use bandsaw blades. I was thinking of doing one with an extra bandsaw blade I have but want to have a round through brass component attached to the handles so I can rotate the blade. Still haven t figured that one out yet. Yours looks great! It looks like there is a radius on the arm but not much or possibly any on the stretcher, does the mortise extend a ways in each direction? Can it slightly swivel on the mortise / tenon joint?

- Chiaroscuro

They can be found at Tools for Working Wood
I bought a set before I moved in preparation to building a bow saw. Now that I have the workshop set up, do you think I can find them????

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