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Project by DoctorJ posted 09-28-2010 04:20 AM 2625 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was the output from a weekend workshop at Red Rocks CC in Lakewood, CO. Friday evening we started with a bunch of beech boards and a few kit items from Grammercy tools (brass fittings and blades). Grammercy also provided plans available on their website. By Sunday afternoon the saw was finished including the cutting the floating mortise and tenons, shaping the frame and turning the knobs and toggle. Fun project at a first rate school. I encourage anyone in the Denver area to check them out at

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 04:31 AM

That’s great!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 06:15 AM

niiice bow you have made
hope it will serve you well


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#3 posted 09-28-2010 06:18 AM

That’s a very nice bowsaw…
It’s standing on my list to make one


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#4 posted 09-28-2010 06:19 AM

A classic design so well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 09-30-2010 02:14 AM

Looks great. Have you used it? I wonder how well it tracks when you cut to a line.

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 03:44 PM


This saw is basically like a scroll saw – I’ve cut a few practice curves but haven’t put it through it’s paces yet. In any case, if I have trouble cutting to a line is it me or the saw? The old saying, “It’s a poor carpenter who blames his tools” comes to mind.

BTW, RRCC is planning to do another workshop to make a hefty bow saw that will be perfect for ripping.


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#7 posted 10-01-2010 05:16 PM

There is an article in the most recent Popular Woodworking by Mike Dunbar on using both small and large bow saws. It is a good read.

-- Galootish log blog,

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