|Project by RusticJohn||posted 02-24-2012 10:22 PM||2686 views||10 times favorited||12 comments|
I love Coping Saws and so made my own in Maple. Its much nicer to hold and use than the commercial metal ones. Takes a standard coping blade and is made from Maple.
The trick with bow saws is to not make the upright arms too thick or too thin. If they too think then the whole thing is chunky and heavy. If too thin the arms flex and take up the tension from the string instead of transferring it too the blade. Believe me, I have found out the hard way. As always a it of carving and shaping has been included to add elegance.