|Project by jjw5858||posted 11-08-2011 02:06 AM||1931 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
Hey everyone, hope all is well for the world of woodworkers out there.
I was very happy with the output of my larger Pinebeast Bow Saw I posted a while back, so I though I might take aim at something smaller since I had an older smaller Bow Saw blade left out in my shop….can’t let it go to waste ya know…lol
So I though I might take the challenge of using some 1×2 Poplar stock and Poplar 1 1/2 dowel I had bought from Lowe’s and see what I might come up with. I wanted to create something that had an older 1500’s-1700’s traditional look but yet add something visually a bit different and still be functional.
I drew on my design freehand then coped out the pattern. Then took to the curved arches with my wonderful set of Pfiel Chisels….or what I like to call my Peter Follansbee kit….lol…Yes I as well visit his great site and try to tap into what the master uses…lol Amazing work he does…. So I used the chisels to dimesion and carve each side piece.
Then I turned the Poplar little handles on my foot powered lathe and was very suprised how nice that poplar turns…made for a nice job. Mt first time attempting such a smaller size for turning a handle.
Mortice and Tenon by hand….had some improvement on the fit….a little here and there and keep trying to improve.
Added a little leaf for ornament on the middle piece…and here it is my Poplar Bow Saw Junior.
Really love the fit…..and the weight is really comfortable for small jobs needing a smaller saw that can also turn on some curved patterns. Everything is made by hand and foot…lol…....just the treadle part with the foot folks…lol
I hope someone might enjoy this and want to go out and pick up their hand tools!
Thank’s once more for any comments or questions from past projects, I always love to see all of the fantastic jobs on here.
Many great days and pine shavings
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB