Bow saw

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Project by Jeremymcon posted 01-09-2018 11:15 PM 396 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been meaning to make this saw for a longtime, but finally got around to it when I got sick of crosscutting some excess firewood/spoon stock with a panel saw. White oak, with a 30” bahco blade. I used a tip from a Paul sellers video and made the shoulders of the tenons curved to allow them to move a little as I tighten the bow. Did that with a carving gouge so that the curves would match up.

It works pretty well! Only issue I have is that I wish I had made the handle area a bit thicker. I might add a paracord wrap or leather grip to make it more comfortable eventually.

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#1 posted 01-10-2018 04:51 AM

Nice looking saw. 30’’ wow. It looks like it can do some damage if needed. Thanks for the tip on the curved tenons.

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

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 05:53 PM

Very well done! Impressive!

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 07:58 PM

It’s a wonderful shop made saw. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 02:35 PM

Thanks! It’s definitely been handy for cutting up green wood. Could have just bought one at Lowes, but where’s the fun in that? Also I don’t think they sell them this big.

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