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Project by Don W posted 08-06-2011 02:37 AM 1870 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve wanted to build a bow saw for a while. My goal was to get it completed this week.
Additional pictures in the blog.
Wood used was Ash for the frame and white oak for the rope tightener.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-06-2011 03:27 AM

Nice build. How does it cut?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-06-2011 04:12 AM

Nice looking bow saw. My son who builds furniture in NJ uses that saw to cut dove tails. For the life of me I don’t know how he does it. They look pretty good, better than mine and I use a jig.

-- The guy who makes no mistakes hasn't done anything

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#3 posted 08-06-2011 10:42 AM

Sweet looking saw…well done.

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Don W

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 02:27 PM

Wayne. I just did some test cuts, but it cut pretty nice. I need to find a wider and narrower blade now. I hate to cut a “good” band saw blade, but that may be my cheapest and best scenario.

hlpaint, as I was performing my test cuts, I was thinking “I need to try this for dovetails”. We’ll see how that turns out. With a little wider blade, I think it could work.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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WayneC

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 07:10 PM

Is there a vendor around you that sells custom bandsaw blades? I know of one in my area. It would seem like you would be able to get some lengths of blades from them.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 11:24 PM

Wayne, were I live i’m lucky there is a lumber store. I have to drive 20 miles to get to a Home Depot. We had a store like woodcraft several years ago (again 20 miles away) but it went out of business. It wasn’t because of my lack of help!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#7 posted 08-07-2011 03:27 AM

great looking saw
I bet it cuts good too

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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