LumberJocks

Small Bow Saws

  • Advertise with us
Project by Rob Drown posted 1543 days ago 2491 views 6 times favorited 16 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





16 comments so far

View Jason Beam's profile

Jason Beam

2 posts in 1843 days


#1 posted 1543 days ago

Woohoo! Looks great!!

I wonder which one’s mine? :D :D

-- Jason Beam - Sacramento, CA

View Rob Drown's profile

Rob Drown

721 posts in 2459 days


#2 posted 1543 days ago

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112010 posts in 2203 days


#3 posted 1543 days ago

I like em very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View GMman's profile

GMman

3902 posts in 2323 days


#4 posted 1543 days ago

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?

View OttoH's profile

OttoH

862 posts in 1636 days


#5 posted 1543 days ago

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

View thatwoodworkingguy's profile

thatwoodworkingguy

375 posts in 1555 days


#6 posted 1543 days ago

Tage Frid would be proud!

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

View Tim Dahn's profile

Tim Dahn

1467 posts in 2191 days


#7 posted 1543 days ago

Great job on these, nice looking saws.

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

View gjd's profile

gjd

18326 posts in 2278 days


#8 posted 1543 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

View Rev_John's profile

Rev_John

93 posts in 2514 days


#9 posted 1543 days ago

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

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11287 posts in 1731 days


#10 posted 1543 days ago

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!!

View Gary2's profile

Gary2

25 posts in 1586 days


#11 posted 1542 days ago

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

View Rob Drown's profile

Rob Drown

721 posts in 2459 days


#12 posted 1542 days ago

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

View Div's profile

Div

1653 posts in 1566 days


#13 posted 1542 days ago

Sweeeet, I like!

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

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6646 posts in 2605 days


#14 posted 1539 days ago

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

View stefang's profile

stefang

12873 posts in 1960 days


#15 posted 1532 days ago

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.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase