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Project by Rob Drown posted 06-01-2010 01:18 AM 3111 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these bow saws using the Tools of Working Wood kits. Maple arms and handles, cherry stretcher and the little wedge is eucaliiptus. They are about 12” long and work great!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真





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#1 posted 06-01-2010 01:19 AM

Woohoo! Looks great!!

I wonder which one’s mine? :D :D

-- Jason Beam - Sacramento, CA

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#2 posted 06-01-2010 01:22 AM

The one on the right. Cherry handles.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#3 posted 06-01-2010 01:22 AM

I like em very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 01:24 AM

That brings be back my Dad had one of those, if I remember right it was longer than those you made.
Great job, is it hard to find a blade in case you break one?

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#5 posted 06-01-2010 01:29 AM

Very nice, what was included in the Tools of Woodworking kits?

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 06-01-2010 02:05 AM

Tage Frid would be proud!

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#7 posted 06-01-2010 02:21 AM

Great job on these, nice looking saws.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 06-01-2010 02:23 AM

Rob: These are cross cut blades? Can the blade swivel as a coping saw? The only time I saw a saw similar to this was when my great uncle cut firewood. Obviously, a different blade.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 03:40 AM

Some how hand made tools work better and I’m sure they work fantastically.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#10 posted 06-01-2010 04:36 AM

Those are just so sweet! I love home made tools and these are heirloom tools!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 06-01-2010 06:14 AM

I have been thinking about those, and clearly now I will need to look closer. Good job Rob.

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#12 posted 06-01-2010 07:33 AM

The TFWW kit includes two brass pins and three blades for $26, with knobs for 50. You can purchase individual blades. Now I’m building a pair of the larger size with larger blades. They also have a good article on the design and a drawing. The handles swivel and I believe they are crosscut (filed square) blades.

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=toolshop&Product_Code=GT-BOWS.XX&Category_Code=&Search=bow%20saw%20kit

Thanks for stopping by and giving it a look.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#13 posted 06-01-2010 09:10 PM

Sweeeet, I like!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#14 posted 06-04-2010 02:51 PM

Hi Ron,

I’ve made a few a of these myself. Some plain, some carved. Fun projects, though.

And every once in a while I see one hanging up and actually use it!

Most of the time I forget I have it.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#15 posted 06-11-2010 01:27 PM

A nice heirloom tool Rob. these look very well done. I hope you will let us know how they perform and what they are best used for.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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